‘Rite of Passage’ by Alina-Ondine Slimovschi
Artist: Alina-Ondine Slimovschi
Title: ‘Rite of Passage’
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
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.