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Anca and Oana Vișoiu-Cuțucache at the Portal exhibition

Anca smiling at the PORTAL exhibition Fire

Spiral Portal to Participate in

Top left: Magnetism Love Top centre: Magnetism Love Top right: Water Bottom left: Earth

by Oana Vișoiu-Cuțucache

“The portal concept is an artistic concept with the purpose to make people reconnect with their own nature and inner world and by doing that, to respect the world and nature around because we are a part of it.”- says Anca Irina Lefter , the artist behind the PORTAL concept.

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nca Irina Lefter is a complex artist: a painter, a conceptual art designer focused on conceptual bag design with the signature AIL and also a designer of accessories in leather and stage costumes and with her signature collection Ch2 Vinyls, specially created for David Guetta, Tara McDonald, Bill Patrick, Luciano”- says Oana Visoiu, Renaissance Art Gallery owner Anca was born in Tulcea Danube22

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Delta in a family of artists. Her first painting lesson was when she was 2 years old in Children's Palace in Tulcea with mister Vlahos as a teacher. When she was 15, she decided to move alone to Bucharest to study mural arts in Tonitza High School in Bucharest. Her dream was to study drawing at the Lorenzo Di Medici in Florence but Anca felt that the society was not ready to encourage artists back then so she decided to study Business Management and achieved a Master’s degree in Business Negotiations from Media Pro University and she went on to work in real- estate and sales in banks ( she also worked for Citibank Romania). After six years, Anca decided to come back to the arts, so she took everything she had and went to study in Barcelona - Spain at the Institute of Design, Accessories design. There, she fell in love with leather and she started to study in the same institution Leather Design and Leather School in Santa Croce - Florence -Italy. Still she always Spiral Portal to Participate in

painting during this time, and although her focus was on creating bags, her first love is and remains painting. “I met Anca last year and really admired her leather creations. We tried to find some ways to collaborate and, when she mentioned about her project PORTAL - an immersive Art & Science Experience - I was looking forward to experiencing it and following all the shows that Anca and her partners in the PORTAL project plan to have, as it is going to be a yearlong project exhibited in Romanian and abroad in different locations,” says Oana Visoiu, Renaissance Art Gallery owner PORTAL – THE ART & SCIENCE EXPERIENCEA, was exhibited for the first time in November 2018 at Palatul Universul in Bucharest (8- 11 November 2018) and reunites 10 paintings by Anca Irina Lefter, sensorial installation and design elements made in

collaboration with Benjamin Moore Romania, Asociatia Stiintifica Plasma Romania and BioArtist. The concept is a dynamic one: “10 paintings that shows spirals of different colours and that were made using Benjamin Moore paints on canvas build 5 portals representing: air, earth, fire, water and magnetism. Each portal has 2 dedicated paintings facing each other, an installation and dedicated music created to enable people to make their feeling rise up. An animated writing on a TV helps the observers to connect the exhibition to their own life experience with messages like “How do you feel when you breath in the fresh mountain air ” OR “How do you feel when you are close to a camp fire” appeared on a big TV screen during the first exhibition PORTAL. Also the participants were encouraged to paint on a dedicated canvas using Benjamin Moore paint in order for them to synthetize their feelings during the exhibition and reflect.

It is the final connection between everything. When the series of PORTAL exhibition closes there will be an exhibition with all of the paintings created at each show by our guests,”– says Anca Irina Lefter Asking Anca Irina Lefter why she chose to paint spirals she answered: “The spirals make people to feel attracted to the painting, like in a tunnel. They focus on this geometric forms, on the colours and they will feel in a different state, more receptive, opening a door (The Portal).” • For more information on Anca’s work please contact Oana Visoiu at oana@renaissance-artgallery.com or 0722381325 or follow the PORTAL Facebook page of AIL Paintings or Renaissance Art Gallery for updates of the new PORTAL exhibitions and their venues. The next one is going to between 14-18 November 2018 at ROMEXPO for the event “Plasma at the Inventive and Creative Scientific Exhibition “ ( in RO: “Sa-

lonul de Inventica si Creatie Stiintifica pentru Tineret”). Lefter’s Exhibitions: 2018- PORTAL, a year round painting & science exhibition in various locations: 8-11 November 2018 Palatul Universul, 1418 November 2018 at ROMEXPO for the event “Plasma at the Inventive and Creative Scientific Exhibition “ ( in RO: “Salonul de Inventica si Creatie Stiintifica pentru Tineret”) 2016 – Color Exercises – The Grand Avenue -

Bucharest, Romania

2014 – Atipic Beauty – Rin Grand Hotel Exhibition -

Bucharest, Romania

2012 – Pastel- Painting appearance in movie 2010 – Dedicated exhibition The Dreamway -

Austrian Embassy - Rome, Italy

2009 – Rouge fatale - Embassy

Bucharest, Romania

2008 – Silance- Plastic Artist Association's Gallery -

Bucharest, Romania

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