LEARNING TO FLY
8 OCT - 7 NOV 2020
“I am interested in the physics of materials and the purity of pigments in their various states and how they respond to the different circumstances and situations that I create.”
ABOUT THE WORK OF ALEX VOINEA
Alex Voinea’s brilliant abstract paintings reflect a life marked by resourcefulness and passion. While just a teenager, Voinea took part in the Romanian revolution that toppled the Ceausescu Communist dictatorial regime. It was a place and time that he has described as being oppressive and dark. During those few turbulent days, Voinea recalls, above all — more than the clashes and shootings — the emotions he experienced.
Voinea speaks of experiencing an extraordinarily vivid acuteness of his senses; even the most insignificant of which seemed to take on larger dimensions, everything he saw and felt was out of proportion; his state of alertness multiplied the perception of his senses. And that state of alertness is what is activated when Voinea begins a painting session and confronts the canvas with colors, mediums and brushes, ready for action, action which, due to the characteristics of the materials, must be quick, accurate and without hesitation.
Now at 47 years old, although many miles and years from his early days in Romania, Voinea continues to express his passionate and inquisitive character in his colorful abstract paintings, adventurous works that push the bounds of creativity with experimentation, brilliant colors and striking forms. Voinea’s oeuvre, in summary, is visceral, striking and powerful, living and organic.