ADELA BONAȚ MĂRCULESCU
I am inspired by the way the subtleties of ceramic surface, modelling and colour penetrate the digitized image in order to create certain dynamic situations and visual perspectives. In my projects, I use especially digitally manipulated photography transposed on ceramic surface. I use hybrid techniques to transfer images and multiple firings, and these methods help me get stratifications and interpenetrate images and textures.
I am fascinated by the chance of investigating the connections between body’s inner biological processes and the social-cultural network of personal identity. I am interested in rendering transitory emotional states, not only via facial expressions, but also by creating a vulnerable and fragile, a permanent and volatile ambient.
Adela Bonat Marculescu
a SENSO TV production on Adela Bonat' first personal exhibition, July 2015 at the Ghetarie Gallery, Brancoveanu Palace Cultural Centre, Mogoșoaia
“Adela Bonaţ Mărculescu proposes an introspective study. A portraitistic dynamics in which consciousness invades the face through a series of emotions and facial expressions. The young artist illustrates the transitory through the phenomenological filter one encounters in Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. Adela Bonaţ’ self-portraits resemble palimpsests due to their stratifications and interpenetrations of images, texts and textures. Different eclectic techniques of image transfer, of modelling and drawing are explored. Adela takes down, records and illustrates her self-portraits by appealing to digital prints on the surface of ceramic material (stoneware or porcelain). Her photographic representation preserves model’s image in a genuine, unaltered way able to render the portrait a Benjamin-like aura (see Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction).” SensoTV
a short movie, courtesy of SENSO TV