Inside Artists - Issue 16

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108 ARTIST PROFILE Valentina Baicuianu

Stream of life, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 150 cm

Valentina Baicuianu

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or more than two decades Valentina Baicuianu ignored her drawing skills, embarking instead on a successful corporate career and supressing her artistic desires until early 2018 when the call from within herself became too great, and finally she embarked on a new life chapter as a painter. As a self-taught artist, creativity and authenticity is valued highly within Baicuianu’s practice as she uses her art to communicate with the world. People are an infinite source of inspiration for the artist, with every portrait bringing a different message; be it of strength, vulnerability, joy or pain. By focusing on the entire spectrum of

ordinary life she aims to recreate the nuanced expressions of everyday characters, capturing a certain thought or attitude while often adding unexpected colours and shapes within the features of the face. Based in Bucharest, Romania, Baicuianu has begun exhibiting her alluring artworks with a solo show upcoming at Galateca Art Gallery, Bucharest, and a group exhibition at Galleria Merlino Bottega d’Arte, Italy at the end of the year. vbaicuianu@gmail.com