I am a London based Romanian artist trained at Central Saint Martins. My main body of work consists of large scale wooden sculptures and illustration, occasionally branching out into the realm of performance and video art. An emblematic quality is embodied in my pieces. Through their dense folkloric and mythical symbolism, they act both as heavily sedimented heraldic devices and, in total opposition, as empty ceremonial vessels, amulets ready to introject the viewer’s belief system. This ignites an exploration of fetishism, ideology and culture, and the idea that these constructs might have emerged from the incapability of grasping a potential formlessness of life. Unavoidably, this journey touches upon concepts of self-alienation, apperception, survival, repression, projection and reflexion.
- Nosophoros‘Opening with a quote from Kafka’s bureaucratic labyrinth The Castle, Nosophoros depicts a bike courier’s inability to evade the pillar of any UK institution - the Great British Jobsworth. Redirected from one uniform to another, each unable to make sense of her own attire and mistaking her for a waitress from a catering company, Ţânţar’s messenger bag becomes a Sisyphus-like rock. The contents of which is never quite made clear, like the strain of an anglophone ear, unable to comprehend her name