Lucia Lobonț, Moody Pictures

I love the aesthetics of Lucia Lobonț’s ceramics, whether they be tamer decorative pieces, moody portraits, or mixed-media-informed collage-like compositions with more recognizable use of decalcomania (Here’s an example of the latter.)

I discovered Lucia Lobonț about a week ago at Elite Art Gallery in downtown Bucharest, where she had two portraits and a mirror frame on show. Here’s one of the portraits and part of the mirror.

Lucia Lobont_Reflection and Portrait

Lucia Lobonț, Reflection and Portrait
Glazed Ceramics

In the piece to the right, I’m drawn to the economy of gestures in marking shadows and red cheeks, and, of course, the moody tone, set by those wonderful droopy eyes, the chubby chins, the quirkily curved lips, and the full ovals of the faces.

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Alexandru Ariciu, Ceramics

If I had a little girl, I’d buy her dolls that are also graphic art, the kind Alexandru Ariciu makes. I love it when artists working in ceramics are also accomplished graphic artists, for they make something which is aesthetically and haptically pleasing, quirky and fun, and inviting to reverie, all at once.

Here’s Alexandru Ariciu at Elite Art Gallery in Bucharest.
Alexandru Ariciu, Dolls, Elite Art Gallery, Bucharest

Alexandru Ariciu, Ceramics, at Elite Art Gallery in BucharestAlexandru Ariciu, Ceramic Necklaces, Elite Art Gallery, BucharestAlexandru Ariciu, Ceramic Dolls, Elite Art Gallery, Bucharest