“Phantasmagoria” by Raluca Arnăutu – Art Show – Events in Bucharest


Art Show “Phantasmagoria” by Raluca Arnăutu

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 – 19:00


Anaid Art Gallery


Anaid Art Gallery Bucharest – presents “Phantasmagoria” signed by Raluca Arnăutu

Thursday, 6th of March, 2014, will take place at 07:30 p.m. at ANAID ART GALLERY the opening of the exhibition "Phantasmagoria" signed by Raluca Arnăutu, curator Diana Dochia.

The exhibition "Phantasmagoria" is part of the series of events 10 years of contemporary art at Anaid Art Gallery 2004 - 2014. The persons who are found of contemporary art will be able to visit de exhibition during 6th of March – 5th of April 2014.

Drawings exhibition “Phantasmagoria” signed by Raluca Arnăutu is the second personal exhibition held within contemporary art gallery Anaid Art Gallery. Being known by the public through large scale objects in the exhibition “Zoolandia” in 2012, within the same gallery, Raluca Arnăutu continues to surprise and fascinate the visitor with an impressive series of drawings. 

“Phantasmagoria” brings together over 40 drawings made during 2012 – 2014, that outline an anthropological world connected to that of Max Ernst, Victor Brauner and Joan Miró. Drawings question characters that represent a symbol in old fairy tales and legends such as wolf, dragon, eagle, polar bear, fish or cat, through technical and mental collages, that outline a world of strong feelings where you can no longer distinguish between reality and dream.

Raluca Arnăutu creates a zoomorphic world, where animals from different world are mixed, resized, reconstituted or rethought. These are characters that roam the world up and down trying to find their place, to live in peace. Dealing with images is almost never possible into a simple description, passive, but express an attitude, a polemic regarding reality, or at least a question mark to the notion of "real", creating an alternative parallel universe. 

The exhibition “Phantasmagoria” is inhabited by a whole supernatural bestiary that descend from, or even having subtle lineages with the work of Victor Brauner or Gellu Naum. By designing her own phantasms within a synthetic and syncretical drawing at the same time she reveals a transcending of reality in a fantastic universe.

Raluca Arnăutu is one of the most promising artists of the 2000s generation. Graduated the National University of Art, Bucharest, graphic department, continuously extends her activity by approaching new methods and techniques in the Romanian contemporary art. During these years she participated in numerous personal and group exhibitions, her works being in important collection in Spain, France, Great Britain and Romania. 

Anaid Art Gallery invites you to make an incursion in contemporary art from Monday until Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m. and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.

Curator: Diana Dochia