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Catharsis – Not just Eternity, but Infinity

Ana Maria Negară’s ‘Catharsis – Not just Eternity, but Infinity’, is based on the mysterious world of the labyrinth myth, an unexplored world of both certainty and uncertainty. She describes this struggle to balance harmony with chaos and mystery as a struggle of paradoxes. The labyrinth in her sculpture is transformed into Kufic writing, which formed a part of Negară’s doctoral thesis, generating new ways of implementing artistic formulas and, an enormous increase of consciousness for herelf. Negară considers her sculpture as a transdisciplinary piece, since it demonstrates knowledge from diverse fields of activity – art and theology, science and philosophy.

Ana Maria Negară (b. 1984) gained a PhD in visual arts from the National University of Arts, George Enescu, Iasi, Romania (2014), as well as an MA (2010) and B.Sc. (2008) in sculpture. Her artistic concept is built on the relationship between expressive and conceptual forms of tradition and those of the recent era. In 2010, Ana Maria was admitted as a member of the Union of Professional Artists, Romania. Between 2014-2016, she was assistant professor in the Department of Sculpture at the University of Arts, George Enescu, Iaşi. Negară has published articles in various art theory and specialized international journals. She has participated in multiple group exhibitions and has received several awards including the Award for Sculpture Union Artists from Romania (2015).

Negară was artistic director of the international symposium Gorj Fest in Targu Jiu, Romania (2012) and participated in national and international sculpture symposiums including, International Sculpture Symposium, Ploiești, Romania (2020); 'Red Sea', Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2019); Brookline, U.S.A(2019); FVG,Venezia, Italy(2019); 'Silk Road', Sohar, Oman (2019); 'NICĂPETRE', Braila, Romania(2018); 'Stone in the Galilee', Ma`lot, Israel (2018); Doha, Qatar(2017); Pafos (2017), Cyprus; Tehran, Iran (2017); Ostraka Art Festival, Egypt (2016); Denizli, Turkey (2016), 21 Aswan, Egypt (2016); VI-th Panevezys, Lithuania (2015).

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