PORTFOLIO M IR E LA CHIR AC colla g e a r tist
Cu rr icu lu m Vita e 1. P ers ona l deta ils
Mirela Chirac (b.1985, Romania), Artist name: MiraC https://www.facebook.com/0MiraC0 I http://6mirac.deviantart.com/, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. T ra i n ig
Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning “Ion Mincu”, Bucharest, 2010, Self-taught collage artist.
3. P ers ona l a n d p rofess iona l develop m ent I am a self-taught collage artist since 2010, who projects in "paper images" everyday experiences and opinions about life…an individual who likes to listen and observe, read literature of all genres and engage in social interactions as ways of constantly increasing her visual experiences. 4. E x h ib ition s & W ork s h op s 2013 2012 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2012 2011
I have shown my work in solo and group shows in Bucharest and on some websites, hosted two workshops on collage making. Connections, solo exhibition, Alandala Cafe, Bucharest, Ro; Zoom In 2, group show: painting, collage, street art, photography, Fratelli Espresso Bar, Bucharest, Ro; Zoom In, Indoor urban event: group exhibition, street art performance, fashion and theatre show, La Blanca’s Club, Bucharest, Ro; Heas Dezastrologie, Hip-hop album launch & live street art performance, Berlin Club, Bucharest, Ro; Top Cat, Indoor urban event: group exhibition, live tattoo performance, CoolCat Bar, Bucharest, Ro; Art and such, group exhibition, FatCat Bar, Bucharest, Ro; Read between the lines, solo exhibition, Letters Bar, Bucharest, Ro; Collage Workshop, StudentFest PARADOX, Timisoara, Ro.; Collage Workshop, B’ESTFEST Summer Camp, Tunari City, Ilfov County, Ro;
5. N ew s The news, related to my artistic development regard mostly the shows I had. I enlisted some below: Irina, (2013, December 16) “Connexions” Show Opening Retrieved September 28, 2014,from http://www.urban.ro/evenimente/ calendar/ vernisaj-colaje-conexiuni (2011, March 25) “Underground urban art gets to surface in Bucharest” Retrieved September 28, 2014, from adevarul.ro/cultura/arte/ arta-urbana-underground-iese-suprafata-bucuresti-1_50abc33d7c42d5a6637fe105/index.html Ionescu, F. (2010, December 5). “ Manifest show: Read between the lines”. Retrieved September 28, 2014, from http://www.stiridebine. ro/expozitie-manifest-read-between-the-lines-la-letters-bar/, (2010, December 5) “Read between the lines (collaj, Mirela Chirac)”, Exhibition -Events,Retrieved September 28, 2014, from http:// metropotam.ro/evenimente / Read -between-the-lines-colaje-Mirela-Chirac-eve5840022216/, Madalina, M. (2010, December 5). “Read between the lines”. Retrieved September 28, 2014, from personal blog http://www.stiridebine. ro/expozitie-manifest-read-between-the-lines-la-letters-bar/.
A rtist statem ent
The images I make are created intuitively by enjoying the constant process of playing with characters, shapes and colors. They come out of ideas, memories and personal experiences. My key procedure is letting the creative process flow naturally, perhaps by surprise, nothing that is too planned, sometimes the first image that I find is the one that defines the final piece, sometimes it’s just a phrase. My work consists mainly of collages on paper made out of recycled magazines, old books, flyers received randomly on the street or any other image that comes into my hands. The final pieces are mirrors reflecting the way I understand and feel the everyday experiences of life. I use the computer mostly for portraits when preparing the layers for the base stencils. It’s always an interesting virtual journey discovering new ways of expression with each work. I believe emotions are universal and specific at the same time in one’s soul, transforming with every developing phase of the individual and my collages are artistic attempts of “singing in pictures” the way I understand this process of evolution.
BILINGUA L SE QU ENCE S
collection of collages made on cartboard or paper each with it's own story to reveal.
...It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see... Henry David Thoreau
...the stories in the BILINGUAL SEQUENCES can be "read between the lines" using the eyes, mind, soul and most of all personal ways of perception. The story in the images is just a guideline for one's sensations when interracting with my works. Written sometimes in romanian sometimes in english the accents are words, triggers for the viewer, inviting him to investigate more in a calming ambiance of characters, shadows and shapes. Each work comes with a "translation memory" to be used when "reading" the story inside...
...Allways seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity... Og Ma ndino
Urban screen collage on cardboard 25 x 25 cm
...from upside left to right... ECRAN - SCREEN, Se vinde numai impreuna cu Carticica Draga mea pentru copii - Sold only with The Booklet My darling for kids, INGENIOZITATE + VOINTA - INGENUITY + WILL, ACTUALITATI - NEWS, GARNITURA DE FUMAT RONSON DE DAMA, IN CUTIE ORIGINALA - SEAL OF WOMEN SMOKING RONSON , IN ORIGINAL BOX, LOCURI NOI - NEW PLACES, NOU DESCHIS - NEW OPEN, Povestile aristocratiei Aristocracy stories, lucrarile simt un amestec de invidie si admiratie. In primele momente sunt descumpanit works feel a mixture of envy and admiration. In the first moments I am disconcerted
collage on paper 40 x 50 cm
...from upside left to right... capitonaj - stuffing, FENOMEN - PHENOMENON
Hearth drop s collage on cardboard 40 x 50 cm
No rice here collage on paper 40 x 50 cm
Chaos theory collage on cardboard 19 x 19 cm
...from upside left to right... Ariciul de pe tine - The hedgehog on you, Surpriza din pahar - The surprise inside the galss, "cubul" este usor dezarticulat - the cube is slightly disjointed, Cine dezlantuie uraganul? In teoria haosului se spune ca o schimbare absolut minora intr-un punct dintr-un sistem monolinear naste o modificare majora intr-un stadiu ulterior. De exemplu prezenta sau absenta bataii aripii unui fluture (foto) conduce la aparitia unui uragan Who unleashes a hurricane? The theory states that an unimportant change in a point of a monolinear system creates a major change in a later stage. For example, the presence or absence beating wings of a butterfly (photo) leads to a hurricane.
collage on cardboard 25 x 25 cm
...from upside left to right... ARTA DANS | NOUTATI - ART DANCE | NEWS, MANUFACUTRA DE RAME - FRAME MANUFACTURE, Afla mai multe - Find out more,
Cures in a train station collage on paper 40 x 50 cm
...from upside left to right... acest acord al regulilor in vederea unui rezultat poate fi definit prin principii - this agreement in view of the resulting rules can be defined by principles, "Dintotdeauna m-a fascinat prietenia dintre oameni si caini" - "The friendship between people and dogs always fascinated me", "Din pacate Homo Sapiens vrea sa domine lumea prin uciderea si exterminarea celorlalte specii" - "Unfortunately Homo sapiens wants to dominate the world by killing and extermination of other species", "cealalta Africa" - "the other Africa", imagini pline de spiritualitate care-ti taie respiratia - images full of spirituality that cut your breath, Copiii fac ce vad Pictura in sunete - Children do what they see Painting in sounds, fotografii perfecte simplu convenabil - perfect photos simple convenient, Am belit-o. Nu am vazut semnul cu "Don't hit the leopard". Poate ca nu era nici unul. Oricum, puteam sa ma prind de la inceput. Nu m-a dus capul asa ca am sa platesc pentru asta. Cu capul... Leopardul mi-a sarit in cap. Nu mai vad nimic. Oi fi murit? - I am in deep trouble. I did not see the sign with "Do not hit the leopard" . Perhaps there was none. Anyway , I could've figure it out from the beginning. I did not notice so I'll pay for it. With my head ... the Leopard jumped on my head. I do not see anything . Have I died?, CONCURS DE IDEI - IDEAS CONTEST, INTERVIU - INTERVIEW, Pictura in sunete - Sound painting, VIATA ESTE O USA DESCHISA - LIFE IS AN OPEN DOOR, Pfuu, n-am murit. Bine ca m-am trezit. Cine stie ce mama dracului se mai intampla in visul ala. Care vis frate ca am celalalt tricou pe mine!? Ce-oi fi facut in somn? Poate sunt somnambul si nu stiu... O fi de vina aerul asta rarefiat de la inaltime? Doamnee mai bine nu ma mai gandesc - Pfuu I'm not dead. Good thing I woke up. Who knows what the hell will was going to happen in that dream. What dream when I have the other t-shirt on me!? What did I do in my sleep? Maybe I am sleepwalking and I don't know it... Could it be the rarefied air coming from above? Oh God I'd better not think about it, comun artei celor doi: " a fo tografiat ce nu a vrut sa picteze si a pictat ceea ce nu a putut fotografia" - common for both of them: he photographed what he could not paint and he painted what he could not photograph, Leacuri - Cures
W hite box collage on paper 40 x 50 cm
...from upside left to right... TOATE SE POT GASI - ALL CAN BE FOUND, pranzul strada lunch street, DESPRE FEMEI MUZICA MITOCANI SI GASTE ABOUT WOMEN'S MUSIC BOORISH AND GOOSES, O gluma buna de la o femeie frumoasa - A good joke from a beautiful lady, Bataia nu e rupta din rai - Beating does not come out of heaven, SI-1 VANDUT VISUL LA KIL - SHE SOLD HER DREAM BY THE KILOGRAM.
Life exp eriment collage on paper 29 x 42 cm
...from upside left to right... MINUNILE VIETII - LIFE'S WONDERS, EXPERIMENTS - EXPERIMENTS
Moon interview collage on paper 40 x 50 cm
...from upside left to right... imprevizibila a sufletului uman, visuri inconstient - impredictible of human soul, dreams unconsciously, INTERVIUL LUNII - MOON INTERVIEW, libertatea este sa fii si eu sunt. adevarul m-a slobozit pe pamant, ca pe o salbaticiunii a indurarii, libertatea este sa fii si eu sunt. omul cu semnu-ntrebarii - the truth is to be and I am, the truth freed me on earth, thefreedom is to be and I am. the man with the question mark.
...I saw the a ngel in the ma rble a nd ca rved until I set him free... Michela ngelo
mixed media stencil, markers and collage on canvas 60 x 80 cm
Pap er p ortrait
mixed media stencil and collage on canvas 60 x 80 cm
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