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Diana Chelaru

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Innocence
Innocence , 2005 Oil On Canvas 26/31 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Dawn_2
Dawn, 2008 Oil On Canvas 48/37 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Getting_together
Getting Together, 2009 Oil On Canvas 28/23 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
033
Wild Dance, 2007 Oil On Canvas 34/49 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Thedancers-36
Blue Dance, 2006 Oil On Canvas 28/36 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Ok
Dejeuner sur l'Herbe, 2007 Oil On Canvas 33/30 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Sleepy_mood1
Sleepy Mood, 2009 Oil On Canvas 41/37 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Stary_night_1
Starry Night, 2010 Oil On Canvas 32/43 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
The_luncheon
The Luncheon, 2008 Oil On Canvas 35/28 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Scream
Scream, 2009 Oil On Canvas 32/34 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Here_comes_rain__2_
Here Comes Rain, 2010 Oil On Canvas 46/39 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Ghgghh_022
Here Comes the Sun, 2010 Oil On Canvas 35/45 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Summer_morning
Early Summer Morning, 2010 Oil/Enamel On Canvas 29/30 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Genesis
Genesis, 2009 Oil On Canvas 29/47 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Lady_in_red
Lady in Red, 2009 Oil On Canvas 25/27 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
The_gossipers__2_
The Gossipers, 2009 Oil On Canvas 27/25 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Cattle_grazing_by_a_gate
Cattle, 2010 Mixed Media On Canvas 30/28 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Couple
Couple, 2010 Oil On Canvas 36/35 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Jhj_015
Madame Butterfly, 2009 Oil On Canvas 27/64 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
Sleep2
Sleep, 2010 Oil On Canvas 47/37 © ©2010 Diana Chelaru. All Rights Reserved.
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Romania
Schools
Queens College, NY, 2005, Master Art History
Representing galleries
Tags
figurative
Statement

My name is Diana Elena Chelaru; I was born on April 9,1979 in Iasi, Romania. During my chilhood I was guided by my drawing teacher to take special courses in painting and drawing at the Children's Palace of Art - art organization for children. This gave me the opportunity to take part in different exhibitions and contest (i.e. honorable mention, “Apollonian Foundation”, 1992; second prize, painting contest organized by Romanian television, 1993). Due to my artistic skills I was guided to follow the courses of the Art High school “Octav Bancila” and then I continued studying art at “George Enescu” University of Fine Arts, Decorative Arts and Design, Iasi. During those years I took part to many collective exhibitions organized all over the country (Ploiesti, Iasi, Bucharest, Pitesti). I also took actual part in the restoration site of the Historical Monument of Saint Nicolae- Popauti Church (15th century) and the site of the Historical Monument of Moldovita Church (16th century) as my major was Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art. My path through life has been adventurous, exciting, and dream-like. My experience of settling into America in search of better opportunities has been both challenging and inspiring. My childhood and years of school, represents my Romanian heritage and is a constant reminder of where I came from.

For me, art is a means of communications. It is how I express my thoughts, hopes, regrets and joys. Paintings are for me another way of expressing my feelings. Although I often gain great pleasure from the process of painting, it is most important to unfold expressively those feelings within myself. My work uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which exists independently of visual references to the world.  In my work I always emphasize on the color as a significant and unifying element. The color helps me create a world that's at once eerie and alluring, a world that exists only in one's imagination. What people like most in my paintings are the colors. My art doesn't speak to the intellect but to the soul and to the feelings.   

 

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