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Eugenia Mangra

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Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 59" X 27.5"
Moonlight_memories
Moonlight Memories, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 47.2" X 15.75"
The_glare_of_the_night
The Glare of the Night, 2006 Mixed Media on Canvas 47.2" X 15.75"
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Flight, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 35.4" X 23.6" © Eugenia Mangra
The_sense_of_destiny
The Sense of Destiny, 2009 Mixed Media on Canvas 64" X 24"
The_game_of_the_light
The Game of the Light, 2006 Mixed Media on Canvas 47.2" X 15.75"
Shadow_and_light
Shadow and Light, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 78.8" X 29.5"
Beyond_time
Beyond Time, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 35.4" X 23.6"
Night_music
Night Music, 2006 Mixed Media on Canvas 47.2" X 15.75"
Blessed_rain
Blessed wirh Rain, 2006 Mixed Media on Canvas 40" X 20"
Under_the_moonlight
Under the Moonlight, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 82.5" X 27.5" (210 X 70 Cm)
Beyond_the_horison
Beyond the Horison, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 63" X 23.6" (160 X 60 Cm)
Ancestral_dream
Ancestral Dream, 2006 Oil on Canvas 140 X 102 Cm
Red_horison
Red Horizon, 2009 Mixed Media on Canvas 25.2" X 23.4"
The_game_of_the_light__detail
The Game of the Light, detail Mixed Media on Canvas
The_blaze_of_the_night__detail
The Blaze of the Night, detail Mixed Media on Canvas
Beyond_the_horizon__detail
Beyond the Horizon, detail
Red_horizon__detail
Red Horizon, detail
Sunset_touch
Sunset Touch, 2007 Mixed Media on Canvas 47.2" X 15.75"
Sunset_touch__detail
Sunset Touch, detail, 2007 Mixed Media on Canvas
Star_catcher
Star Catcher, 2009 Mixed Media on Canvas 35.4" X 20.5"
Det7
Star Catcher, detail, 2009 Mixed Media on Canvas
Det2
Star Catcher, detail, 2009 Mixed Media on Canvas
Circle_of_life
Circle of Life, 2009 Mixed Media on Canvas 55.1" X 21.7"
Det16
Circle of Life, detail, 2009 Mixed Media on Canvas
Det12
Circle of Life, detail, 2009 Mixed Media on Canvas
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Rhythm and Light, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 40" X 20" © Eugenia Mangra
Rhythm_and_light__det
Rhythm and Light, detail, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas
Det8
Rhythm and Light, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas
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Out of the Whirlwind, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 31.5 X 31.5 © Eugenia Mangra
Det7
Out of the Whirlwind, detail, 2009
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A Moonlight Moment, 2009 Oil 31.5 X 31.5 © Eugenia Mangra
Det8
A Moonlight Moment, detail, 2009 Oil 31.5 X 31.5
The_two_sides_of_the_moon
The Two Sides of the Moon, 2009 Oil on Canvas 175 X 75 Cm
20110213113842-fire_and
Fire and Ice, 2009 Oil on Canvas 100 X 50 Cm © Eugenia Mangra
Foc
Fire and Ice, detail, 2009
The_birth_of_the_phoenix
The Birth of the Phoenix, 2009 Oil on Canvas 80 X 80 Cm
Phoenix_1
The Birth of the Phoenix , 2009 Oil on Canvas 80 X 80 Cm
Passion
Passion, 2009 Oil on Canvas 140 X 70 Cm
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Dawn, 2010 Mixed Media on Canvas 23.6 X 70.86 X 1 Inches © Eugenia Mangra
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A Never Ending Love, 2010 Mixed Media (acrylic, Oil) on Canvas 23.6 X 70.86 X 1 Inches © Eugenia Mangra
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The Other Side of the Ocean, 2010 Mixed Media (acrylic, Oil) on Canvas 23.6 X 70.86 X 1 Inches © Eugenia Mangra
As_cropped20100907005713-sensuality
Sensuality, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 11.8" X 23.8" © Eugenia mangra
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Endless Moment, 2009 Mixed Media (acrylic, Oil) on Canvas 23.6" X 31.5" © Eugenia Mangra
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Across Time and Space, 2010 Mixed Media (acrylic, Oil) on Canvas 40" X 20" © Eugenia Mangra
20110213114311-fragments_of
Fragments of a Dream, 2009 Mixed Media (acrylic, Oil) on Canvas 35.4" X 23.6" © Eugenia Mangra
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The Rhythm of Love, 2009 Mixed Media (acrylic, Oil) on Canvas 35.4" X 23.6" © Eugenia Mangra
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Signs of the Sun, 2010 Mixed Media (acrylic, Oil) on Canvas 31.5" X 31.5" © Eugenia Mangra
20110213114717-indian_ni
Indian Night, 2010 Mixed Media (acrylic, Oil) on Canvas 20" X 40" © Eugenia Mangra
20110213112620-in_the_circle
In the Circle of Time, 2010 Mixed Media (acrylic, Oil) on Canvas 35.4" X 23.6" © Eugenia mangra
20110213110817-the_land_of
The Land of the Sun , 2010 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 20 " X 40 " © Eugenia Mangra
20110109115908-eternal_love
Eternal Love, 2011 Acrylic, Oil, Canvas 2 Pieces: Each 35.43 " X 23.6 " ( 90 X 60 Cm ) a Total Of: 70.86 " X 23.6 " ( 180 X 60 Cm )
20110307095240-seasons_of_the_earth
Seasons of the Earth, 2005 Mixed Media on Canvas 240 X 80 Cm © Eugenia Mangra
20110307095445-love_emotion
Love Emotion, 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 100 X 100 Cm © Eugenia Mangra
20110307095729-after_the_sunset
After the Sunset, 2007 Mixed Media on Canvas 200 X 100 Cm © Eugenia Mangra
20110307095939-afther_the_sunset_ii
After the Sunset II, 2005 Mixed Media on Canvas 140 X 102 Cm © Eugenia Mangra
20110607104943-ilu
The Illusion of Time, 2011 Mixed Media on Canvas 23.6 X 31.5 X 1 Inches © Eugenia Mangra
20110917130400-burning_mare
Burning Light, 2011 Mixed Media (oil, Acrylic, Enamel) on Canvas 23.6 X 39.4 X 1 Inches © Eugenia Mangra
20110917235317-begenning_mare
The Beginning, 2011 Mixed Media (oil, Acrylic, Enamel) on Canvas 31.5 X 59.1 X 1 Inches © Eugenia Mangra
20110918000430-secret_mare
The Secret Path, 2011 Mixed Media (oil, Acrylic, Enamel) on Canvas 23.62 X 23.62 X 1 Inches © Eugenia Mangra
20110918001430-game_mare
The Game of Time, 2011 Mixed Media (oil, Acrylic, Enamel) on Canvas 23.6 X 39.4 X 1 Inches © Eugenia Mangra
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Salonta, Bihor, Romania
Birth year
1956
Lives in
Romania
Tags
abstract, mixed-media, modern
Statement

 

STATEMENT

 

Concerning my creations, I take my inspiration out of the nature, I am fascinated by the interference of the four elements: fire, water, sky and earth. I am also interested in the intensity of the light at different  times of the day, and its influence over the colors. The intensity of human emotions is another theme which has a lot of my attention. I try to filter all these through my personality and express them with certain symbols (sometimes geometrical) and mostly though color.

The majority of my paintings are abstract compositions, sometimes combined with figurative elements, created with mixed media on stretched canvas. The heavy dripping goes across the paintings leaving gesture to its ultimate level of freedom. Present in a wide range of rhythms, it confers a dynamic aspect to the paintings.

In my view, painting is part of the spectacle of life, it is a continuous source of energy and balance.

 

EDUCATION & BIO

 

I am a member of the Romanian Professional Artists Association, painting department.
I graduated Francisc Hubik School of Art and I achieved a degree in Painting at the University of Fine Arts Oradea - Romania.

 

I was born on the 27th of November 1956, in Salonta – Romania.

Being passionate about painting, I tried to engage in discovering its mysteries by studying at different art schools as well as in private, expanding the different areas of creativity. Than there followed participations in exhibitions, summer camps and creative journeys of study, that have helped me to focus on the ideas of creation, by artistic personality and technique, in a viable equation.

 

My works can be found in private collections in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia.

 

A selected list of my EXHIBITIONS is as follows:

 

 

2014 - Palace of the Parliament Bucharest, C. Brancusi Hall, International Art Salon

2013 - Dec. - 2014 Jan. - Crisurilor County Museum, Baroque Palace, Oradea, Romania

2013 - Selected for the International Biennial of Painting CHISINAU - 2013, Moldova

2013 - International Exhibition, BALCIC – Artists Without Borders, Ruse, Bulgaria

2012 – International Exhibition, Silistra Art Gallery, Bulgaria   

2012 - SAFTH Expo 2012, Newaygo, Michigan, USA

2012 - National Fine Art Exhibition, Cultural Center George Topirceanu,  Curtea de Arges, Romania
2012 - National Salon of Fine Arts "Contemporary Attitudes", Miercurea Ciuc, Romania 2012 - UAP ARTEX Gallery, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania 

2011 - National Fine Art Exhibition, UNESCO Cultural Center “Ionel Perlea” Slobozia, Romania
2011 - National Salon of Fine Arts "Contemporary Attitudes", Curtea de Arges, Romania

2011 - UAP Gallery Tonitza, Iasi, Romania

2011 -  SALON D’ETE 2011, Galerie Art Present , Paris
2011 - National Salon of Fine Arts "Contemporary Attitudes", Tulcea, Romania

2011 - “Maria Filotti” Theater, Braila, Romania

2011 - Ion Andreescu Gallery, Buzau, Romania
2011 - UAP ARTEX Gallery, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania 
2011 - Art Gallery Hunedoara, Romania

2011 - “Tony Bulandra” Theater, Targoviste, Romania
2010 - "Ion Andreescu Biennale", Buzau, Romania
2010 - National Fine Art Exhibition, UNESCO Cultural Center “Ionel Perlea” Slobozia, Romania
2010 - National Salon of Fine Arts "Contemporary Attitudes", Curtea de Arges, Romania
2009 - Crisana Gallery, Felix , Romania
2006 - Decoration of Rodenta Stomatology Clinic, Oradea , Romania
2005 - Cultural Centre Liviu Rebreanu, Aiud , Romania
2004 - Crisurilor County Museum , Baroque Palace , Oradea , Romania
2004 - Oradea Fortress Gallery , Romania
2003 - Oradea Fortress Gallery , Romania
2002 - Oradea Fortress Gallery , Romania
2001 - Oradea Fortress Gallery , Romania
2000 - Michigan , USA
1990 - 2000 - Crisana Gallery, Felix , Romania
1995 - Military Circle Oradea , Romania
1994 - Lotus Hotel Gallery, Felix , Romania
1993 - Military Circle, Oradea , Romania
1991 - Art-Expo.  Vat , Hungary
1991 - Art-Expo. Budapesta, Vat , Hungary
1990 - Schwedt , Lewerkusen , Germany
1990 - Crisana Gallery, Felix , Romania
1987 - Dalles Gallery, Bucharest , Romania

 

AWARDS

 

Artslant 4th 2011 Showcase Winner (International)

Silver Award, Artmajeur, 2010 (International)
Artslant Juried Showcase Winner - September 2009 (International)
Artslant Juried Showcase Winner - May 2009 (International)

 

REVIEW

 

Like a multicolored stained glass, the paintings of the artist Eugenia Mangra have a specific impact, generated by the intense and vivid brightness of the spectral colors, arranged in a subtle balance, and alternating between the solar shades of red, yellow, orange and the cold ones of blue, green, violet. Whatever the addressed motif, abstract compositions help define a subjective style, a universe of wonderful beauty, where the alert graphism separates the mosaics of color shades.

     

The modernism of the images derives from the dynamism of plastic expression: color spaces defined by undulating lines crisscrossing large, pictorial surfaces, giving rise to random rhythms, always unique, enriched by the specific footprint of the dripping. Through the specific processes of gestural painting, Eugenia Mangra transfers on canvas not only her primordial passion for color, but also the emotion, the intensity of the feelings induced by the beauty of creation, synthesized by four elements: Fire, Water, Sky and Earth. The intense and rich brightness of the solar shades help define the symbolic meaning of the works, the artist frequently explores cosmic implications, but also the spiritual or passionate side of the fire element. Depending on the subject of the work, the red color corresponds to the sun, the summer, or to emotion, heart passions and inner fire: The Land of the Sun, Burning Light, Under the Moonlight, Triumph of the Sun, Dawn, Sunshine through the Rain, Seasons of the Sun, Sunset Touch, The Birth of the Phoenix, The Glow of Love, The Passion of Life, Love, The Rhythm of Love, On the Wings of Love, Eternal Love. Other important works: The Other Side of the Ocean, The Glare of the Night, Waiting for Tonight, Skylight, From Dusk Till Dawn impress through the discrete glow of shades of cobalt blue or green. Another pictorial series capitalizes the geometric symbolism of the circle, the wheel of destiny, par excellence symbol of movement, transformation and cosmic infinity: Circle of Life, Across Time, Endless Moment, Fire and Water. The temperate modernism of the artist sometimes integrates figurative elements, especially portraits, exploring the mystery of feminine subjects: Desire, Ancestral Dream, Sensuality, Moon Dance, Fire and Ice,  Flamenco Dancer.

 

Whether they express the essence of cosmic elements and metamorphoses, or suggest the intensity of a state of mind, the paintings of Eugenia Mangra conquer the viewer through the mirage of blazing colors and a deep inner dynamism, inherent to the approached techniques and themes.

 

Dr. Agata Chifor, art historian