Based in: Laval
Andrada Elena Anghel, born in Romania, moved to Montreal, Canada on 4th of July 2000 where her dreams to became a full time artist transformed to reality.
When she creates art she prefers to let her natural instinct and spontaneity guide her. For her is the material used in artwork that has the quality to express something and tell the story. The guidance in creating art is coming from canvas and medium that she uses. Most of her works have a relief and a thick texture that give dimension to the piece. She has a symbiotic relationship with her art.
Andrada experiments with different mediums and her works, inspired by the nature, world mysteries and legends, suggest a duality between the abstract and figurative, between textures of mixed media and fine lines of drawing, between reality and fairy tale.
In the past time she moved from earth tones for which she feels a strong attraction being part of her Romanian roots, to an extremely broad color palette, ranging from very organic to the brightest colors of nature depending on the story the artist is wishing to tell. As a result her art exudes tremendous intensity and in every piece you can find her inner spirit.
Andrada’s works can be found in many private collections through Canada, United States, Europe, New Zeeland, Singapore, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Dubai, Brazil, etc.
* Diploma of Collegial Studies, “Communication, Art, Media and Theater”, Vanier College, Montreal, Canada
* Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, Fibers Major, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
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Andrada Anghel In The Studio
"Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder... Stop it and just do!" Sol LeWitt's Advice To Eva Hesse
More About Andrada Anghel
What inspires you?
I'm inspired by everything around me: colors, shapes, textures, the entire the world. Another great inspiration is my love for the underwater world. I’m an avid diver and I like to create the feeling of total quietness and tranquility, which only underwater you can have it so when I cannot dive, I create my special reef and I deep dive in my work.
Describe your creative process.
I like to incorporate different materials in my paintings, especially handmade paper and fibres, because they give a unique feeling to each work. The textures created make the viewer to want to touch the painting, to feel the creative process and to direct to personal reflection. My painting process involves working with textures, multiple layers of paint and mixed media or raw pigments. Almost all my works have very sophisticated textures, inspired by a real teacher: the powerful, dramatic and serene natural world.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Abstract, bold and textural.
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
Joan Mitchell, Antoni Tàpies, Willem De Kooning and many more.
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
I use unconventional tools and I don't have a preferred one, it depends on the work and my mood.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Don't care about what people think about your and just create.
Where do you go for inspiration?
I love to travel and every new destination gives me unlimited ideas.
Omaggio a Matera
L'exposition thématique: De moi à moi / L’espace contemporain
Group Exhibition Matera
Abstraction Show / Lamoureux Ritzenhoff Gallery
STRANGE WORLDS / Expression Art Gallery
Group Exhibition / Rio Tinto Alcan
CSA Show / Canadian Standards Association
Textile Art Show / Centre d'art la Salamandre
Group Exhibition / Canadian Centre for Architecture
Saatchi Art Holiday Catalog
Saatchi Art Fall Catalog
L'Officiel Australia - Collector's Edition
Catalog of Artist by Pino Nicoletti