Alex Calinescu – New paintings and prints 

Fermynwoods, January 2007

A stool with a book on top
2006 - rc9082 - no 1
chalk and acrylic on canvas 228 x 208cm 2006
The work of Alex Calinescu offers the viewer the experience of a pure note, or a group of notes, even as the sound is in the act of disappearing. By using space, line, scale, tone and colour Calinescu invites us into the realm of revelation with an exploration of the precision of momentary change caught in stillness.
The paintings and drawings in this exhibition were created in London between 2006 and early 2007, and are a series of temporal sequences which have a contingent interdependence that compose their wholeness. Each piece emerges from a rhythm of dependent origination yet can be experienced as both part and whole because of simultaneous similarities and differences.
A stool with a book on top
London studio, 2007
Raw canvas series
A stool with a book on top
2007 - db9082 - no 1
charcoal on raw canvas 228 x 208cm 2007
There is an inherent inevitability about Calinescu’s imagery which takes this work beyond concepts of subject and object towards continuity and direct experience. 

A subtle aura of rapture evolves from the extraordinary attention to detail and process which are central to her practice. An essential element is the existential territory of the creative act which involves the precision of how a line crosses over another or sits separately, the tonal balance and the size of the work.
In Calinescu’s lines are memories of vibration, echo, and synthesis. In the space there is colour, tone, scale and context. The finished works contain a fusion of harmony and discord, sound and silence, movement and stillness, form and emptiness.
A stool with a book on top
2007 - db9082 - no 1
charcoal on raw canvas 228 x 208cm 2007
A stool with a book on top
Alex Calinescu – New paintings and prints 
Fermynwoods gallery 2007
In this engagement with the pure note Calinescu explores enigmatic visual territories in which the dimensions of existence are investigated through a subordination of the literal to focus on formal considerations and respect for the subconscious.
As a result these works are the material of truth, not illustrations of reality. They help make visible creative fundamentals which focus our minds beyond the individual to the universal. Calinescu does not create what she sees or hears, through the journey of making she creates what she knows.
A stool with a book on top
Alex Calinescu – New paintings and prints 
Fermynwoods gallery 2007

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