‘Anima’ by Alina-Ondine Slimovschi
Artist: Alina-Ondine Slimovschi
Medium: Acrylic and permanent ink on canvas
Dimensions: 11.8″ x 11.8″ x 1.5″
Framing: Unframed – Ready to hang
Year of Creation: 2022
Artwork Will Ship From: Romania
About the Artwork:
Anima, the inner feminine side of the man, a gate to inner knowledge and intuition beyond the intellect and conscious mind.
As archetype known as the divine feminine, we meet here the mysterious female that understands and holds the answers to the deep unknowns; religion, self, vegetal and animal kingdomes. She represents both the intuitive path, a gate to spirituality. The night-time scene indicates that the world in which she protects and guards is one that may at first seem frightening, but has the potential to lead us into the growth of the self.
About the Artist:
Alina-Ondine Slimovschi, born in 1982, is a full time professional artist, living and working in Timisoara, Romania. She has an M.A. and a PhD in visual arts (painting), her work has been exhibited and collected widely in Italy, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Australia, Japan and the United States.
Alina-Ondine Slimovschi’s artistic interest is generally focused on female figures, not as a portrait, but as an archetypal vehicle for suggesting human emotions, as well as for certain aspects of the metamorphosis leading up to the revolt. Apparently fragile faces, scrutinizing eyes seek, hide, accuse, suffer, revolt, expressing the true strength of femininity. Passions, regrets, delayed decisions, flight and abandonment, betrayals and sufferings deeply repressed in a dystopian world, erupt unexpectedly. The mixture of contradictory feelings, the perpetual search for self-discovery, unpredictable situations, contrasts and the dangerous game of uncertainties are identified in the re-contextualized concept of nostalgia, synthesizing the need for security, the fusion of the abyss with revelation, exposing deep emotions, unfulfilled needs.
The artist developed a distinctive aura to her style that was in part inspired by the escapism and melancholy of the 19th century Romantic aesthetics, Art Deco illustration and analytical psychology, using a variety of techniques including acrylic colors, oil paint, ink, graphite and permanent markers.