Ruxandra Papa

Artist (Romania)
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I never liked being asked what I wanted to say with a certain painting.
A painting is a multitude of feelings, contradictions, questions.
It can be piece of one's soul at a certain moment.
It can be an instant experience or an eternal one.
It can be the "before" or "after" reflection.
It is something magic…
A painting can not be reduced to just some words.
A painting asks questions, does not answer them.
A painting revealing everything at a first glance is poor.
It has to fascinate you and touch you each time you look at it, for a lifetime.
It is not meant to only bring joy to the eye, but most of all to the soul.
Just as Umberto Eco wrote his books with certain, different levels of
reading in mind, my paintings are meant for different levels of
perception and understanding... from philosophy to the simple joy of
Sometimes, a question can be richer and more interesting than the
answer itself.
My paintings do not rely on typical symbols, even if they reveal the
fundamental unity of many areas of reality.
The light as a primordial element allows the flow from one level to
another, integrating meanings and shapes without particularizing them.
In this context, light will define life, which tends to bring back
balance and unity, in an attempt to imitate the spirit in its quest
for stability.
The philosophical symbols with a defining appearance identify,
assimilate and unify heterogeneous levels and realities, irreducible
in appearance.
The human being itself is a symbol, thus its existence is enriched and
It will not be removed or estranged from itself, on the contrary, its own
existence and destiny will be unveiled.
Let us try not to damage the genuine existence and the
clear-sightedness of the feelings with a fragmentary understanding or
explanation which will only bring us to a shallow revelation of
experiences that all of us have inside.