Upon initial examination of Luminita's paintings we are first drawn to her use of materials and her skill in execution. We should also look further to understand the person who has created this art. In conversation with the artist, we discover her response to the natural environment and the experience of living. Beyond the surface these paintings show us the path of a true artist, one who participates in the concept: Life is art!
Luminita examines the underlying reasons why society needs art and why it is important for human beings to see and feel aspects of life expressing the potential of human thought, emotion, and interaction with the natural environment. Her art reveals the nature of history, myth, and archetypes of human thought and behavior defined by past civilizations. In this context we see, and can ponder how her ideas demonstrate the fundamental process of being human. Her art is both contemporary, dealing with experience from immediate life and surroundings, and is also linked to the history of human creation, stemming from the first imaginings of ideas, form, thought, and experience found in the Lascaux cave paintings.
Her paintings resonate with complexities found in the many layers of art history. Bringing together a variety of life experience, requires the viewer to contemplate, examine, and re-ignite the fire of imagination contained in the message left by true artistic expression. Luminita's art is a personal vision, a quest within, as well as an examination of the larger world of human life and experience. As participants in this art form we benefit from her understanding of method and wisdom, and how these ideas form tangible objects for us to witness and enjoy.
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