Anca Badea (b. 1987) currently lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is a graduate at the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca (Painting-Department). She is mostly interested to interpret reality in a figurative manner.
2006-2009 BFA /Painting-Department, University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2009-2011 M.A. /Painting-Department, University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2011-2016 PhD /Visual Arts, University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2015 “Room of love”, Atelier 4 – Artist Run Space, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2014 “Sequences of love”, Visual Contact Gallery, Oradea, Romania
2016 “Resurrected”, curated by Ada Muntean, FIVE PLUS Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2015 Nominees Exhibition ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2015, Victoria Art Center for Cultural Contemporary Production, Bucharest, Romania
2015 “T.A.N.G.O.”, Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2012 Budapest ArtMarket, Budapest, Hungary
2011 “The stuff that stars are made of”, Mie Lefever Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
2011 “The cutting edge”, Hydra Art School Projects, Hydra, Greece
The mystery that Anca suggests in her painting perfectly matches the silence that does not inhibit – but rather naturally “inhabits” the existence of people that love each other. The seduction that the artist proposes is a dual one: at a visual-sensory level, by means of pictorial execution, virtuosity and chromatic refinement and at the level of the idea – the seduction taking place between man and woman. We do not detect any erotic or sexualized atmosphere, nor one of physical consummation of the couple’s relationship, but rather a foreplay or a moment of tenderness suffused with sensitivity and innocence. The artist approaches the subject of love in a feminine, refined atmosphere. The beholder is invited to primarily contemplate the feminine beauty in scenes of tenderness, this beauty being a key factor in the “deciphering” of the eternal mystery surrounding the love between man and woman.