MARIA CIOATA & LUCIAN CIOATA – Warm/Cold – Exhibition Orizont Gallery, Bucharest
It is the dialogue of spiritual contents, each revealing its essence through specific means of plastic arts.
It is a dialogue with a great emotional load between two artists – the ceramist Maria Cioata and the painter Lucian Cioata – and because the relation between them are not only from artist to artist but from father to daughter – the exigency of each other is total – because true love cannot be other than exigent.
It is the exigence that demands balance; the balance of the opposites that harmonize between them- Thus, the two artists focus in uniting opposites in harmony and creating balance.
The exhibition is built under the sign of pair opposites Warm – Cold.
Stepping into the universe created by the two artists, the dialogue between painted fields and ceramic constructions fascinates
Lucian Cioata’s painting of exuberant trust in which the color becomes form, floods us , invading our being; we feel it through all the pores; we feel the taste of absolute freedom fed by severe lyrical abstraction.
Torn by figurative support, the creative impulse belongs to the color that paints moods and look for hidden personal meanings in simultaneous chromatic contrasts
The color Lucina Cioata uses knows very well Jean-Paul Sartre’s saying: “Life has no meaning a priori … It’s up to you to give it a meaning, and the value is nothing but the meaning you choose.” That’s why, without any explanatory concession, the personalized color becomes an alter ego of Lucina Cioata who asks for the essential and meaning that is transfigured in art as value
And Maria must respond to this demand; not as a daughter but as an artist of equal value.
The ceramic artefacts created by Mary are loaded with heavy symbols hidden in the labyrinth of existence. The identical inverse matrix modules to the point where they create unique shapes resonate in perfect harmony with the surrounding coloring structures, which support them, exalting a luminous empathy towards them
Arranged and re- arranged, the modules create a Leibnizian universe, continuously according itself – metaphysical bricks underlying the world, revealing the author’s conception of the substance, origin and meaning of existence.
The four elements Maria works with – earth, water, wood and fire – create artifacts that invite the viewer into an initiatic journey to a center with apotropaic and purifying values through art. The labyrinth proposed by Mary is the way the artist walks to find himself among the thousands of deceptive ways. It is the reason that calms down the feelings, keeping their shining and eliminating their ephemerality.
It is the projection and the nostalgia of the infinite, passing through the musicality of bamboo yarns that enhances the harmony of the whole matching with the chromatic layers of each structure, opening the initiatic path to decipher the mystery of the labyrinth and to find the meaning of life.