Originally from Romania, Raluca Pilat hails as an artist that manifests a significant versatility in all aspects of the visual arts. Her diverse portfolio shows her mastery over most mediums, from oil, acrylic and pastel painting to graphics.
Her learning journey begins at the Fine Arts High School Nicolae Tonitza, followed by the Fine Arts Academy Nicolae Grigorescu in Bucharest (Arts Baccalaureate in 1989). After her university studies, Raluca worked as a professor of Art for more than 12 years. In this role, she was instrumental in aiding many students to explore their talent and evolve their artistic skills. Throughout this period, she also continued her creative work, with her art being displayed at multiple exhibitions and events in Romania and abroad. Her work is part of several collections in Europe and America. Her corpus let us see a soul of an artist in full possession of her means. Through her imagery, the artist plunges the audience in a dream universe, immersing them in a philosophy on the fate of the human being and on his connection with the material world. Her themes are inspired by a thought process which tries to explain the mysteries of life, man's own evolution as well as the connection between the tangible real world and that which lies beyond it.
Her technique is imbued with force, vitality and freshness. Her use of color is precise and her touch, sometimes nervous while at other times graceful, is in perfect accord with her chosen themes.
Her work is testament to the fact that she managed to create a unique artistic vision, a vision that is entirely her own and which sets her apart from all other artists.
E D U C A T I O N
1994 Certification in the Teaching of Visual Arts Romanian Ministry of Education
1989 Bachelors in Visual and Decorative Arts National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania
1983 High School Diploma in Visual and Decorative Arts National Art College “Nicolae Tonitza”, Bucharest, Romania
A S S O C I A T I O N S
2011 - present Member of RAAV- Montreal
P E R S O N A L E X H I B I TI O N S
2012 Imaginarium 2, Chez Le Portugais / Musical Exhibition Molinari Quartet,
C O L L E C T I V E E X H I B I T I O N S
2005 Exhibition, Nevermind Boutique, Montreal
MENTIONS: she was featured as one of the two hundred most prominent Romanian artists in the Encyclopedia of Romanian Artists, Edition ARC-2000, Bucharest, 2003.
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