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Ruxandra Papa

Born in 1963 - Romania

BIOGRAPHY

Ruxandra Papa is a Romanian artist. She completed university studies at the "Nicolae Grigorescu" Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest, as Master of Fine Arts, with three majors in Painting (Monumental Art), Conservation-Restoration and Art Teaching. In 1995 she took a Restoration and preservation course - painting on wood at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California.

She won several distinctions and prizes : Honorable Prize - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada, 1988, First Prize at the International Art Exhibition of Miniature, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada in 1989, Honorable Prize, "Del Bello" Gallery, Canada en 1995.

Ruxandra Papa paints "mystery in daylight" as Virgil Mocanu says in a preface of one of her catalogues. Detached from the natural environment and depicted in part as characters in spaces with openings towards infinite the items of our daily life have grandeur and mystery. It is not Surrealism, as some people might think when in a hurry they try to find in a debut the influence of an artistic moment, but portrait painting, under a paradigm sign.

The eyes of an artist know to impose a motif, may this be as common as possible, so that a normal table covered with a cloth may impress us and make us think of philosophical issues. Analyzing in detail the images created by Ruxandra Papa we could notice that the painter is not interested in objects, but in geometry that the objects have only the role of translating into the known and tangible background a tidy unknown dimension humanized through geometry.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

1988 :: "G.A.M.B.", Bucharest, Romania
1994 :: "G.A.M.B.", Bucharest, Romania
1996 :: "Deutsches Museum" Munchen, Germany
1996 :: "Gijzenroi" Gallery, Geldrop, Holland
1997 :: "Danish Power Consult" Art Club, Copenhaga, Denmark
2000 :: "CCA" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2006 :: "Caminul Artei Gallery" Bucharest
2006 :: "Galateca Gallery" Bucharest, Romania
2009 :: "Royal Gallery" Ferdinand hall Sinaia, Romania
2012 :: "Scit Art Gallery" Bucharest, Romania
2014 :: "Art A Gallery" Bucharest, RomaniaGROUP SHOWS
1983,1985,1986 :: Exhibition, National Art Museum, Bucharest, Romania
1986,1988 :: Biennial of painting and sculpture, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania
1987 :: Exhibition "ThePortrait", "Caminul Artei" Gallery, Bucharest
1988 :: Exhibition "The Landscape", "Caminul Artei" Gallery, Bucharest
1988,1989 :: International Art Exhibition of Miniature, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada
1990 :: International painting exhibition, Maison Laffite, France
1992 :: Exhibition, National Art Museum, Bucharest, Romania
1992 :: International Art Exhibition of Miniature, "Del Bello" Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1994 :: Memory Exhibition "Nichita Stanescu", Ploiesti, Romania
1994,1995 :: Exhibition, National Theatre Bucharest, Romania
1995 :: Spring exhibition, Central Army House, Bucharest, Romania
1995 :: International Art Exhibition of Miniature, "Del Bello" Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1995 :: Exhibition "Brabantse Dag", Heeze, Holland
1995 :: Painting Exhibition, World Trade Center, Bucharest, Romania
1996 :: Painting Exhibition, Exhibition Hall, Internal Ministry
1998 :: Exhibition, National Theatre, Bucharest, Romania


PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Romania, Germany, U.S.A., Denmark, Japan, Canada, Italy, Ecuador, France, United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Holland.

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