ABOUT CORNELIA PETREA
Cornelia is a self taught artist and paints in acrylic & mixed media with spontaneity, emotion and energy, resulting in pieces that arouse and captivate the viewer. Her abstract paintings are expressions of her love for color and each painting is a joyful journey of layering color. The colors here have a deep sound between transparency and diffuse light; they are at the dissolution of the matter, which turns into a fairy tale. She derives inspiration from the elements of the environment and from nature. It is a musical and lyrical image: these two realities actually proceed in parallel. We find a strong sense of balance and harmony within a matter charge of silences, expectations, sometimes lingering doubts. The paintings transports the viewer into a sphere located between dreams and awakenings, between reality and imaginary, between transcendent and immanent in a sort of permanent charm.
The artist is originally from Bucharest, Romania and lives and works in Bucharest. Cornelia has clients in Europe and USA. Each painting is original, authentic, and personally signed, either on the front or side or back of the canvas. After creation an acrylic UV resistant, fine art gloss varnish is applied to the surface of the painting to protect the quality of the painting and to safeguard your investment.
Since I have never had any formal training, nothing confines me. I like to express through painting whatever I feel at that moment. Some pieces are bright and cheery, some not so much. All my paintings are original and unique.
Rhythm, pattern and joy are fitting descriptions for my paintings.
With multiple layers of colors and texture I want to give each painting a unique mood and depth – no two paintings are ever the same. My artworks are silent explosions of color and emotion, which in the end become portals of energy. Painting abstracts allows the pure emotion that I feel while creating the work to be transmitted, to speak directly to the soul and heart without anything getting in the way. What emerges on the canvas is an internal language that is highly personal, yet at the same time universal. It speaks of places unseen, but at the same time comforting and familiar.
When you engage with my art, it is my hope that you will be overcome with feelings of joy and great peace and be reminded that you are surrounded by beauty and joy no matter your circumstances.