Irina Negulescu the paintings of
story by Paola Hornbuckle
People ask me what do the underwater women in my paintings mean, what do they tell us?” explains Irina Negulescu during a sunny Sunday morning in her studio on India Street in downtown San Diego, “and I think they want space; freedom of expression. I like to capture the essence of their femininity through the movements they make underwater. Every painting, more or less, represents a self portrait. I like to capture fluidity and dance since I always listen to beautiful, uplifting music when I create each piece. I don’t like when people interpret my underwater paintings as women drowning.” Irina confides that she tries to always be positive and not dwell on the unfortunate - despite a difficult upbringing -and makes sure that her paintings are happy, colorful and airy. The sensual otherworldliness, striking rich colors and ethereality of her paintings are her trademark.
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