Irina Banari // Moldova
I was born in the USSR, in Moldova. At 16 I moved to Romania, at 20 my family emigrated to the US and I had a chance to literally become a global citizen or merely a nomad . Geopolitical context in which I grew-up gave me the opportunity to develop my artistic abilities without distractions, having access to highly contrasting cultural influences therefore I have built a profound understanding of what makes it so unique. Asian experience came as 3 weeks tourist then one semester Chinese learning course and continued as a 5 years adventure. I’ve been seduced by Shanghai’s charm ever since. For me, drawing and painting is like inhaling and exhaling. A necessity. An energy. A continuous search for an answer to my starting point, namely the material and the colour of the support. And that answer is vital, transparent and free.
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