Anca E. Jitariu
Academy of Fine Arts 'Nicolae Grigorescu' Bucharest Romania, 2008, BFA
Ciprian Porumbescu Art School, 2005, BA
Anca Elena Jitariu was born and raised in Gura Humorului (Bukovina region), Romania.
After an art debut at The Folk Art Museum in Gura Humorului, she continues to study the secular painting at Ciprian Porumbescu Art College, Suceava. In 2010 Anca completed her studies with an MFA degree from Academy of Fine Arts Nicolae Grigorescu, Bucharest.
The artist’s portfolio displays various themes, different oil and watercolor techniques of the human figure, landscape, and also of abstract compositions. Her style of painting is defined by the realistic details with stylized backdrops.
Following the experience in the Secular, Byzantine art and different painting techniques, her work has been exhibited in over 20 painting exhibitions all over the country and also international art projects.
In 2016 Anca was invited to exhibit for ‘Alzheimer’s In the Frame’ at Elena Shchukina Gallery in London and attend a fundraising event with the painting Betty S. Robinson (1928 Olympic gold woman) at The Alzheimer’s Show, Olympia Center, UK.
Currently lives and works in Cluj-Napoca (Transylvania region), where her studio is open to the public.
Art has been a part of my family for the past three generations. My father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all passioned about painting and craftsmanship. My father was the one that thought me to appreciate the beauty of the world and, more importantly, showed me how to express that through my art. He inspired me and helped nurture a true love for beaux-arts.
I played with different concepts and techniques in an attempt to define my style. For a while, my desire and goal were to create a harmonious blend, on canvas, wood or wall, between realistic and abstract elements. Defining my unique signature was an insightful and soul-searching process, but it led me to better know my artistic self and gave me the clarity to recognise that my art revolves around classic details, with spontaneous large shapes in portraiture, landscape, still life and abstract compositions.
Early in my career, I was drawn to the Byzantine painting and this interest soon became an enabler to one of the projects most dear to my heart – painting Byzantine icons and alsecco for a church that quickly became a landmark in the area. This opened the door to countless mural art projects and painting exhibitions all across Romania.
More recently, I had the privilege to exhibit my work as part of the ‘Alzheimer’s In the Frame’ project at Elena Shchukina Gallery in London and to attend a fundraising event with a themed painting (1928 Olympic gold woman-portrait) at The Alzheimer’s Show, Olympia Center, UK.
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