Interview: Alexandru-Ștefan Răduță
Luca Curci talks with Alexandru-Ștefan Răduță during BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2021, 3rd Edition, at Valid World Hall Gallery.
“As a young artist, my background is still forming. In 2019 I finished my bachelor’s degree and in 2021 I finished my master’s degree at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania. I think my works mirrors my existence as a human and I think the whole role of the artist is to remind us that we are all humans. There’s no need for other details so I’ll let my work speak for itself.”
Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Alexandru-Ștefan Răduță – I don’t think I can link my works to a single experience. They grow alongside me and are influenced by everything around me.
LC – Which subject are you working on?
AR – I don’t have a constant subject. My subjects change depending on how I feel. The artwork in Barcelona addresses the subject of isolation because that is what I felt during the pandemic.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
AR – As a young artist, fresh out of school, it’s pretty hard to find my place in the art world. However, I think I will find it at some point, it only takes time.
LC – What is your creative process like?
AR – I could divide my creative process into two parts: a spontaneous part and a thoughtful part. The sketches represent the spontaneous part. Making sketches is based only on what I feel at the moment. How I further transpose the sketch into other means of expression is the thought process.
LC – Do visitors’ suggestions enrich yourself and your art?
AR – I am generally open to hearing any suggestions, criticisms, or opinions from anyone. However, no changes will occur until I will feel the need to make any.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? How did it inspire you?
AR – I find it wonderful how an exhibition like this has managed to bring together a lot of artists from all over the world. I had a great time for sure!
LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the festival’s theme?
AR – I think my work fitted with the concept of mixing identities. It actually explores a loss of identity. I was interested in the processes of self-degradation at the time I did the work. It’s a pretty desolate area in the discourse of identity, but that’s how I felt at the time.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
AR – It is a wonderful platform that manages to unite artists from all over the world.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
AR – Yes, of course! And I hope to collaborate in the future!
LC – What are your suggestions about our services? Is there something more we can provide to artists?
AR – I don’t usually give suggestions. Everyone tries to do their best. It was a pleasant experience for me.