Sorina Susnea stood in the gallery of Glynn Visible Art on St. Simons Island, surrounded by the parts of her latest exhibition. One wall was stuffed with her paintings, shades of blue, white, gray and black.
The swirls of styles, wormhole-like in style and design, gave the entire house a sense of motion. Interspersed with the fluidity of her paintings are metallic sculptures, a grounding juxtaposition to the depth of the paintings.
This presentation, titled Touching the Blue Void, was designed by Susnea to provoke thought and emotion from gallery-goers.
“It was made above the last yr, and it has three distinct dimensions: portray, ceramic sculpture and light-weight containers with translucent epoxy resins features,” she explained.
The paintings were born in motion. Often, Susnea will use her possess system — her hands or forearms — to develop the foundation for the tunnel-like movement.
Then, she will go in to increase depth and refine the piece.
But even with these additions, each and every function retains a feeling of mystery.
“There is that put concerning ambiguity and the mysterious in which new information lurks just out of sight,” she stated.
“A house between the webbed darkish issue scaffolding of the universe and the dance of quarks to the rhythm of the powerful nuclear power. This is the design and style of my art and the infinite source of my fascination.”
The poetic way she sights artwork and its place in the earth comes obviously. In truth, her full inventive journey unfolded in an organic and natural way. It started when she was a child, developing up in a smaller town in northeastern Romania.
At the age of 10, she embarked on the path to turning into the creator she is now. In truth, Susnea can recall the exact instant it occurred.
“My mom considered any and all extracurricular actions a squander of time. However, apparently the nearby group center’s poetry club was educational more than enough, so she permitted me to show up at. The poetry classroom was up coming doorway to the painting class,” she reported.
“These ended up not arduous classes, but they ended up available no cost by the governing administration. Every achieved weekly. Now, my mom mistakenly thought — really probably by something I experienced said, that poetry met two times weekly. And so, with colours secretly ‘borrowed’ from our leftover household paint in the get rid of, I attended my initially painting class.”
From that second on, Susnea poured her heart and soul into her operate. She began her scientific studies in art at George Enescu College in Iasi, Romania, earning a bachelor’s and master’s diploma in portray. Immediately after relocating to the United States, she received her grasp of wonderful art degree from the University of South Florida.
Once in her new place, she continued to analyze art and exhibit her get the job done. Susena has held solo exhibition, as effectively as juried shows all through Florida and New York. She’s also won dozens of awards and served as the artist in home in Quebec, Canada, and Bali, Indonesia.
While she’s lived all-around the environment, the Golden Isles grew to become her property a couple of years again. She now feels fully in her aspect.
“We’ve settled into a additional total perception of peace right here than anywhere else. We couldn’t have carried out superior,” she claimed.
And as she embraces her new home, Susnea relishes sharing her function with the group. Her recent display will be on display screen even though April 9. She’ll then change her notice to reworking her at-household studio to function on developing mixed media essays, entwining her autobiographical composing with artwork. By way of that, Susnea will continue on to seek out to share her thought-provoking pieces.
“All my assignments stroll a line negotiating what is previously acknowledged, what can be uncovered and what will keep on being a mystery. The intended journey is provocative, demanding and rewarding. I want the viewer to walk that line with me,” she reported.
“Once an artwork is positioned into the globe, my handle more than what it can generate inside of a viewer is lost. The viewers are inspired to seek inspiration in my artwork, to peer as deeply into on their own as my works peer again, to find their private boundary concerning what they feel they know and the real mysteries that fuel development.”