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Alina Slimovschi is an artist based in Timisoara, Romania.
Alina explains the work by saying, “Along fifteen years of artistic development, my work encompassed different fields of experimental and theoretical research, starting with the personal life experience, later engaged in a philosophical and metaphysical, nonetheless social field of action. My latest interest resides in the feminine figure, not as a portrait but as an archetypal vehicle for different human emotion as well as for certain aspects of metamorphosis. I consider intricacy and metaphor, symbolism, ambiguity or directness as tools for my paintings and portraits in my endeavor to evoke a series of shifting emotions, themes and experiences, from loneliness and loss, to love and desire, to the need to cope and the need for privacy.I use the path of narrative-driven images with symbolic twists and turns embedded within them, in scenes with mixed potentials, encouraging free interpretation. My goal is to create a paradoxal, ambiguous but still easily readable image for both soul and mind; a synthesis of fantasy and real-world memory, delicate, but determined, innocent, but sensual, the hunter and the haunted in the same time.”