I am also very passionate about music, its influence upon my mind and my work is tremendous. I only listen to classical music, and this is why I decided, at 24 years old, to learn how to play the violin. I am willing to be able to play the songs which I enjoy the most, not just listen to them.
I have a deep connection with the colour black, which is why I refuse to wear colourful clothing. Besides its spiritual value, it also simplifies my life and helps me concentrate better on my art and my violin instead of having time-consuming dilemmas concerning what to wear. You can read my artist statement - The Black Manifesto - here.
My pseudonym is a synthesis of my life. My life was rich in both pleasant and tragic events, and this has influenced my pseudonym, my work and my personality.
Besides art, I am a tea connoisseur, I love plants, and I have a pet rabbit who thinks he's a cat.
My street photography mainly (but not exclusively) involves architecture, especially old buildings or other architectural elements. I am interested in the purity of the subject which I choose to photograph. I take these photographs in order to record the essence of each of the places I have visited.
I often choose to photograph old buildings, in an attempt to expose the world as it was in the past, when beauty was present in every aspect of human life: buildings, furniture or all sorts of everyday objects. I somehow live in the past, and I keep modern technology at a minimum level in my life. I want the photograph to evoke the time in which the house has been built.
My self portraits are the closest to my spirit, because they involve a powerful metamorphosis, a reincarnation. I am interested in the ways in which a person can undergo a spiritual renaissance (not involving religion, just self control) and art is a wonderful way of cultivating the spirit and the mind.
I use various substances, some are commonly used make-up products, some are unusual things as well (however, these are my artistic secrets). I change my face, but I also change my mindset, in order to match the mask that I'm wearing. Self portraiture changed my life, and I want to inspire others to change their lives through art as well. You can read an interview and article about my self portraits (in Romanian) here.
I do not accept commissions, or requests for a photo shooting. My work has a powerful meaning to me and I would like to keep it this way.
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