Sorina Susnea stood in the gallery of Glynn Visual Art on St. Simons Island, surrounded by the pieces of her most up-to-date exhibition. One wall was stuffed with her paintings, shades of blue, white, grey and black.
The swirls of shapes, wormhole-like in style and design, gave the whole place a sense of motion. Interspersed with the fluidity of her paintings are metallic sculptures, a grounding juxtaposition to the depth of the paintings.
This presentation, titled Touching the Blue Void, was produced by Susnea to provoke assumed and emotion from gallery-goers.
“It was made around the previous 12 months, and it has 3 distinctive proportions: painting, ceramic sculpture and light bins with translucent epoxy resins aspects,” she explained.
The paintings have been born in movement. Often, Susnea will use her individual body — her fingers or forearms — to develop the foundation for the tunnel-like motion.
Then, she will go in to include depth and refine the piece.
But even with these additions, each get the job done retains a perception of mystery.
“There is that position amongst ambiguity and the mysterious wherever new knowledge lurks just out of sight,” she said.
“A area concerning the webbed darkish subject scaffolding of the universe and the dance of quarks to the rhythm of the robust nuclear force. This is the type of my art and the infinite supply of my fascination.”
The poetic way she sights art and its spot in the globe will come the natural way. In truth, her overall creative journey unfolded in an organic and natural way. It began when she was a child, developing up in a compact city in northeastern Romania.
At the age of 10, she embarked on the path to becoming the creator she is nowadays. In fact, Susnea can remember the specific moment it took place.
“My mother viewed as any and all extracurricular pursuits a squander of time. Having said that, seemingly the local neighborhood center’s poetry club was educational plenty of, so she permitted me to go to. The poetry classroom was following doorway to the painting class,” she claimed.
“These were being not demanding lessons, but they were made available absolutely free by the authorities. Just about every achieved weekly. Now, my mother mistakenly believed — quite probably by a little something I had explained, that poetry fulfilled 2 times weekly. And so, with colors secretly ‘borrowed’ from our leftover property paint in the get rid of, I attended my 1st portray class.”
From that instant on, Susnea poured her coronary heart and soul into her get the job done. She commenced her scientific studies in artwork at George Enescu University in Iasi, Romania, earning a bachelor’s and master’s diploma in portray. After relocating to the United States, she acquired her master of great artwork degree from the College of South Florida.
When in her new state, she ongoing to analyze artwork and exhibit her do the job. Susena has held solo exhibition, as properly as juried reveals through Florida and New York. She’s also gained dozens of awards and served as the artist in residence in Quebec, Canada, and Bali, Indonesia.
Even though she’s lived all around the earth, the Golden Isles turned her house a couple many years back. She now feels solely in her aspect.
“We’ve settled into a additional entire perception of peace here than everywhere else. We could not have performed improved,” she explained.
And as she embraces her new residence, Susnea relishes sharing her work with the group. Her current exhibit will be on screen however April 9. She’ll then change her consideration to reworking her at-house studio to perform on developing mixed media essays, entwining her autobiographical writing with artwork. As a result of that, Susnea will continue on to seek out to share her imagined-provoking items.
“All my initiatives stroll a line negotiating what is previously recognised, what can be learned and what will continue being a mystery. The meant journey is provocative, complicated and fulfilling. I want the viewer to stroll that line with me,” she said.
“Once an artwork is placed into the planet, my manage over what it can produce inside of a viewer is shed. The viewers are encouraged to find inspiration in my art, to peer as deeply into them selves as my operates peer back again, to locate their personal boundary in between what they imagine they know and the true mysteries that gasoline development.”