The concept of “assemblage” from which I started is the reuse of textile material ‘worn’ by each of my friends. I chose the person to be represented by a disc, not random, but as a bi-dimensional reduction of the sphere which portrays the ‘egg of the world’. We will find in each artwork the soul, circle – white, and the body, substance – colors. 17 flags are hoisted, a sort of personal statement, with positive energy forming an entire ensemble on wheels which can put in motion a march of good feelings, of the joy to live.
The False Shame
“Painter Ileana Stefanescu (“Ile Sefi” from now on) volumetrically fills visual space with ‘mannequins’: a sort of carnivorous-orchids made from cellulose waste and veils of colored wire. Thus she obtains unusual postures of torsos modeled in industrial paste paper. Butaforically, but also metaphorically, it is about chopped magazines (glossy ones let’s assume) whose canopy mortar becomes leather for anatomically shaped framings. Husked, easy-going and even kinetically, the faceless dames ‘installed’ by Stefi in the Simeza Gallery accompany a frieze full of narrative intrigues…” Aurelia Mocanu, June 2012.