From 09th September – 30th October we are presenting painting, drawings and video by Bucharest artist Oana Ionel. The exhibition proposes an immersive experience inside vast lyrical abstract spaces as symbols of the surrounding vibrant life, reconfiguring a potentially mnemonic map of the river Danube and its secret stories.
“In a reality where the tendency to build walls seems more enduring than the will to create bridges, the question arises as to how optimal a cultural diversity can coexist in a common space. An elementary answer can be drawn around the notions of esteem, empathy and resilience. Along the river, the borders become permeable, abstract and metaphoric.
”Danube River is described as one cultural region which enables diversity and requires respect.
Oana Ionel is known for her sociological narratives on a meta-political level, as well as for her clear compositions and strong colors.
Oana Ionel (b.1984) lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. She graduated the „National University of Fine Arts” (Bucharest). She holds a PhD in Visual Arts since 2018; she is also a graduate of the „Faculty of Psychology” (The University of Bucharest). Between 2009 and 2010 she studied at „Ecole Supérieure d’art” (Grenoble, France
The exhibition can be visited every Wednesday through Friday from 5pm to 8pm and every Saturday from 2pm to 5pm. Free admission, limited access for visitors who hold a ticket, masks required. Reservations: https://oana-ionel–secret-stories-of-danube-river.eventbrite.at