Interview: Bianca Boroș
Luca Curci talks with Bianca Boroș during FUTURE LANDSCAPES, the third appointment of BORDERS ART FAIR 2021, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
“I’m Bianca Boroș, a Romanian artist who loves working with experimental painting techniques and mixed media. Regarding the subjects I approach, they differ very much from one project to another, as I can find inspiration in every little thing. Currently, I work at the George Enescu National University of Arts (Sassy, Romania) as a University Assistant, while completing my PhD studies.”
Luca Curci – What are you currently working on?
Bianca Boroș – I’m currently staying in Venice at the Romanian Cultural Institute with the “Nicolae Iorga” Grant, so I am painting this beautiful city in the “Venetian Fragments” series. It relates to my inner experiences here and the water is a key element in the paintings.
LC – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
BB – I’m a University Assistant at the George Enescu National University of Fine Arts, Jassy, Romania, where I studied Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate in Fine Arts, Painting. I think my artistic education and my dream of becoming a painter have influenced me the most in choosing this path.
LC – Do visitors’ suggestions enrich yourself and your art?
BB – Of course! I think it’s very important to receive feedback for your work because it can inspire you further.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
BB – It’s easier to promote yourself than it was in the past, that is if you know how social media works. I admit that I’m not very good at it, but I think it’s an issue with many visual artists. Some of us just enjoy the freedom, solitude and tranquillity of our studio, forgetting to constantly promote ourselves.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? In which way did it inspire you?
BB – I think it’s a very good idea to gather different artists under one roof. Firstly, a professional artist should search to have as much visibility as one can get (and this exhibition is a great chance to do that) and of course, if someone is searching to buy good art, he or she will find many different visual approaches here.
LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition? How is it connected to the theme of the entire festival?
BB – The whole “Venetian landscapes” series could be considered inner experiences lived in the here and now, the future or in an unspecified metaphysical time. The landscape functions both as an image of Venice, but also as a metaphor for my inner perspectives.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
BB – In the past few years I’ve been creating experiments with materials that one could say don’t work well together, like water, oil, turpentine, ashes, chlorine, rust, sand, etc. Because of the fluidity of the materials, I paint horizontally, on the floor, and I like to think that the fluids are working on the canvas as much as I am, making decisions and spreading the colour how it sees fit.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
BB – I think it’s great that you can see interviews, calls for artists, and opportunities. It’s also a great way to see what is happening in other art scenes from around the world.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
BB – I think it already has proven that. By making group exhibitions with the possibility to sell the works, promoting the artists on the platform and on social media, can surely help.