Silent Echoes of S A M S A R A /

VALENTINA BROSTEAN

Etymology and origin of the word “Saṃsara” means “he flows into himself,” to perpetually wander, to pass through states of existence – the cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound.

Circle of life is cruel, circle of life is beautiful, its a wheel of fortune, its a mysterious ride, it is instinctive and primal, delicate and fragile ugly and graceful, innocent and corrupted at the same time. Birth, grow, learning, loving, exploration – they are all balancing and swinging with the symbols of  fading, fear, decay, loss – it is just a reflection of constant unstoppable change and evolution. I wanted to bind two opposite parts of life, beginning and the end in a very symbolical and iconic way. I intended to celebrate life, love, light, hope but to show at the same time how easily corrupted, changeable, erasable they can be. Beginning (birth) and the end (death) are united,  close and inseparable one from  another in every single moment of our journey in this world and only true love for someone or something gives a real meaning and virtue to our lives…1 2 3 4 5

Will i ever be safe again?

Will i ever be safe again?

My body of work is built of melancholic interaction between man-made status symbols and frozen moments of the Utopian childhood memories. Strongly focused on figurative narration my characters simply reflects us – modern society without it’s masks. Yet the only place where we are truly revealed the way we are – is one from the inside. If you examine my work closely, you might come to the realization that my creatures are really kind of self portraits, set in a fantastical landscapes of imaginary world which echoes of her own… a bitter, yet sweetly coated prescription for modern life.

Beside being full time painter/ illustrator i’m also specialized in Graphic communications and design, illustration and Book design, UI Design, Branding, Typography and visual development of graphic interface for iOS and Android Application. I have developed various projects related to different sectors, ranging from fields of culture to the arts as well as consulting and art direction, markets including bolt fabric, gift, editorial, greetings, wall art. I hold a Masters degree in Graphic design (area of specialization: illustration) and i’m always interested in learning new things as well as implementing them into my current expertise, with a strong multitasking capability: handling several projects simultaneously. Across the years i was strongly inspired by urban pop culture, surrealism movement, street art, Absurd genre fiction, life, people, animals, nature, dreams i have developed my own, very personal, technique and style. I have been invited to participate in collaborative art projects all around the world as well as in diverse significant solo and group gallery shows. Currently I’m working as an independent artist focusing on developing my personal self expression through the creative process and collaborating with worldwide talents, agencies, companies, individuals and galleries on various art projects which allow me to apply my eclectic creativity.

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For all inquires drop me an email on pisivalentini@gmail.com