Gabriela Elena David

Biography

Gabriela Elena David

Artwork

" The body no longer has to reflect perfection, but it must feel the vibrations through curves volumes, giant and fleshy shapes "

Biography

Research

Gabriela is a young artist graduated from the University of Art and Design in Cluj Napoca and she is now developing a consistent and intensive investigation on corporeality, analyzing it through a particular pictorial language. Heir to the great figurative tradition, she joins a unique reflection of the torment of the image that has surely marked the second half of '900 in Europe: we find echoes of the spatial anxiety by Bacon, of the Lucian Freud's intrusive analysis, combined with photographic cuts that are looking at the body as a map of flesh and feelings, without fear of the sublime encounter with the diversity and the non-conformity. The works of Gabriela intertwined so a pure and confidential dialogue with the viewer, shaking the sight and senses, in a body-to-body between perfection pictorial and psychological depth.

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Date
Born in Cluj- Napoca at 08.04.1993 living and working in Gilau and Cluj

Education
2012 – 2015 - BA with Magna Cum Laude, Pedagogy certificate Level I, Painting Departement , University of Art and Design,Cluj Napoca, România ;
2008 – 2012 - Vocational qualification certificate- technician for artistic techniques, visual arts profile Level 3, Fine Arts High school "Romulus Ladea", department of Architecture (first 2 years) and Painting Departement (last 2 years), Cluj-Napoca România ;
Solo exhibitions
2015
ANTROPOMORPHOS, Casa Matei Gallery, in the contest " Expo Marathon 2015 Cluj", Cluj-Napoca, România ;
2013
THE CHEST WITH MEMORIES, Ladea Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, România ;
Group exhibitions
2015
Graduate Students of UAD University of Art and Design Exhibiton curated by Ioan Sbarciu, Expo Transilvania Pavilion, Cluj Napoca, România ;
2012
 "Ladea" Art Fetstival, Painting Departement, sixteenth edition, Cluj-Napoca, România ;
Olympics of Visual Arts, Architecture and Art History, Painting department, Ploiesti, România ;
 "Medieval Cluj" , Tailors Tower Cluj-Napoca , România ;
2011
"Sighisoara" , Casa cu Cerb, Sighisoara, România ;
Photography exhibition, Ladea Gallery Cluj-Napoca,
Small Sculpture Competition, Ladea Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, România ;
2010
"Urban Landscape", Fortuna Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, România ;
2009
"Drapery Study / Drawing" Ladea Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, România ;

Awards
2015
Rembrandt and IAGA International Art Gallery Angels prize at " Expo Marathon " contest, Cluj-Napoca, România ;
2012
1st prize at the design competition "Constantin Gavnea" Tulcea, România ;
1st prize at Art History Olympics- school phase, Cluj-Napoca, România ;
2011
3rd prize at Art History Olympics - school phase, Cluj-Napoca, România ;
2008
1st prize at "June 1" Drawing Contest, Gilau, Cluj-Napoca, România ;
1st prize at "My anti-drug message" Contest (local phase), Drawing Departement, Gilau, Cluj-Napoca, România ;

Artwork