rifas rifas Artisan
Street Dacia,Bl.29,Sc. Deva, Europe 330106
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Personal exhibitions:

2011-2012 - Exhibition of objects "box for everything and for nothing" from ArtZept 2011 Zepter International Design Contest, Italy, exhibited in a traveling exhibition organized by Zepter International;
2011-Personal exhibition "Entropic Field" 2011 in Colorida Art Gallery, Portugal;
2011-Personal exhibition "Memorandum Rock 2" Habitus Cultural Center, ArtMania International Festival,Sibiu;
2007 - Personal exhibition entitled "Morbid",at Art Theatre, Deva;
2006 Personal exhibition of computer graphics, "2D Experiment", at the Cultural Center of the Library of Octavian Goga, Cluj-Napoca.
2006 - Personal exhibition of paintings and drawings of portraits entitled "Rock stars III",at the local "Seven", Cluj-Napoca;
2006 - Personal exhibition of painting entitled "The Fall", at the local "Rock, Jazz & Blues", Deva;
2005 - Personal exhibition of paintings and drawings of portraits entitled "Rock stars II" at the local "Rock, Jazz & Blues", Deva,;
2005 - Personal exhibition of painting entitled "Red Darkness",at the local "Rock, Jazz & Blues", Deva,;
2004 - Personal exhibition of paintings and drawings entitled "Red Darkness",at the local "Jazz", Cluj-Napoca;
2003 - Personal exhibition of painting, a series of portraits entitled "Rock Stars",at the local "Jazz", Cluj-Napoca;

Group exhibitions:

July 25-10September 2013 - Collective International exhibition "The Story of the Creative", in New York City;
07.02.2013-Annual Exhibition of PhD Students, Faculty of Arts and Design,Western University, Exhibitional Space of Timisoara City Hall, Timisoara;
2013 - Anniversary Art Exhibition on the occasion "University Day" at Western
University, Timisoara;
2012 - Exhibition "Salon of Young Artists", 2nd edition, "Modernity, Innovation, Experiment" BCUT Hall at the University Library and Pygmalion Gallery, Timisoara.
2011- The MFA painting exhibition , Class of 2011, at the Faculty of Arts and Design, U.V.T., Timisoara;
2011- Exhibition "Im Kontext" - Hans Schnell Internationale Kunst der Gegenwart, Austria, alongside famous artists such as Josef Beuys, HANS SCHNELL, PAUL SCHNEIDER, EMIL SCHUMACHER etc.
4-30June 2010 - The First Year MFA Students, Exhibition of painting, "Entropy Need" at Pygmalion Gallery of Art House, Timisoara;
2010 - Exhibition "Open Gallery", with the painting "Defragmentation" at the Art Center Gallery "Forma", Deva;
2010 - Group Exhibition of Timisoara Western University students with the painting, "Cadaverik", Arad;
2010 - Group exhibition "City Days" with the painting "Twilight Town",at the House of Culture, Campina;
2009 - Group exhibition, "Visual Arts Saloon" with the painting "Defragmentation", Art Museum, Timisoara;
2008 - Group exhibition with the project, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" Graffiti Happening - Experimental Art at the Art Center Gallery "Form", Deva;
2006 - Group exhibition of the University of Art and Design Graduates, Painting Department, Class of 2006 with the series of painting, entitled "The loss of Lucifer" at the Expo Transylvania Center, Cluj-Napoca;

Publications and reviews:
ARTmania Festival 2011:
”Box for everything and for nothing", ArtZept 2011:
Salonul Tinerilor Artisti”,editia a 2-a,Modernitate,Inovatie,Experiment,2012:
SeeMee The story of the Creative Exihibition 2013:

My Artist Statement

Diana Loredana Pantea aka. Rifas , born in 04/28/1983, in Deva - graduated of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department, U.A.D. , Cluj-Napoca , I studied Fine Arts under the guidance of the romanian contemporary artists , such as : Ioan Sbarciu, Nicolae Man, Ioan Aurel Muresan , Florin Maxa .
After graduation ,I improved the gained knowledge in the Western University, Faculty of Arts and Design, Department of Painting, following Master courses teached by renowned professors such as: Daniela Acea, David Carol, Ileana Pintilie, Dacian Andoni.
At the present I am enroled in doctorship art program at the Western University, Faculty of Arts and Design developing the my thesis,“Abyss lyrical expressions of real and imaginary”.
My creations includes figurative or abstract, traditional painting, original concepts, photography, photo - manipulation, digital art.My mixed technique paintings are made by joining or patching pictorial surface with different combinations of materials and textures of cloth, cardboard, plywood, crystals and pulp color, well integrated in the coherence of the compositional structure.
On the one hand, I give free will to the flow evolution and informal gestures, stimulating disintegrative forces, and on the other hand, clarifying forms of human traits, these wandering spirits are pushed to the limit of a symbolic dialogue with the audience.
Substrate raise topics of psychological, philosophical, mystical, mythological, fantastic, romantic, literary, mathematical, metaphorical vision prior to painting, through metamorphosis and anamorphosis the figurative into abstract images, from real to imaginary.
Theme, style and plastic approach, pictorial plans, suggests that the sources of inspiration, are the works of several renowned artists from Art History: Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, Matthew Barney, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Vanessa Beecroft, Bill Viola, Gunter Bruss, Otto Muehl, Glenn Brown, Ion Grigorescu, Klimt, Picasso, Chagal, Otto Dix, Turner, Constable, Fussli, Munch, Delacroix, Rubens, Caravaggio, Titian, Van Gogh, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Goya, Gustave Dore.

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