A self-taught, mixed media visual artist who plays with photography, writing, and performance. She combines multiple disciplines in the pursuit of finding the best form of expression for approaching themes. Her main artistic drive is to compile and share the journey of a human being through life, from day-to-day activities to the deepest core of it. In this way, her work becomes her journal and her journal becomes her work.
Artist: Elena Sadica
Based in Bucharest, Romania
Culturally Arts Collective features:
"Hidden Eyes", April 18-May 27 2022, Milostka Center for Exhibitions
What do you aim to say by the themes in your art?
My aim is to express externally what is felt internally. To capture a glimpse of life. To give a form to that which is formless. To show the ever searching of oneself. To journal the experiences of a human through his senses. To share a vision and perspective, because I believe it is a way of learning from one another.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Simply from the way I perceive life. It comes from within.
Do you have experiences that impacted your art?
Living life impacts my art everyday. There are some personal experiences that have become sort of recurring themes and pillars to my work of art.
In terms of styles, I discover a lot through continuous experimentation and there are also some artists and their work from which I learned a lot, by observing them and their process of creation.
Do you feel your art challenges existing barriers?
It sure challenges mine. I’m always trying to expand through my art.
What are your long-term artistic goals?
To keep sharing my vision in any way I feel called to.
What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
Create. A lot. Anything. Everything. Good or bad, just do it. It’s the advice I got when I was an aspiring artist as well and helped me the most, to this day. It’s difficult when you don’t know where to start, but practice makes it easier and you will get the hang of it.
Stay curious to find your way and eventually, be confident. It’s probably not as bad as you think it is.