From Thursday 17 September till Monday 12 October 2015, The Old Brompton Gallery will bring together an exhibition titled ‘Compass’ by Alina Teodorescu. A selection of her diversified forms of medium, from digital prints from iPad drawings, oil on canvas, acrylic applied delicately to paper and Plexiglas, the viewer is able to see a same vibrate rhythm throughout all these.
In this exhibition Alina explores her full aesthetic arsenal in perfect communion with the space. She seeks through her artistic practice to explore the human body as a site of intersection between the rigors of canonical principles and the unlimited potentialities of exploration.
To live like a drawing ‘compass’ is a metaphor of the great poet Rumi referring to the individual journeys of faith and doubt where one leg of the ‘compass’ is static, fixed and rooted in a certain spot, set of beliefs and principles, meanwhile, the other leg draws a huge wide circle around the first one, constantly moving, exploiting, progressing.
In her paintings, Alina conveys a personal search for freedom through epicurean forms that validate the human body as a space of intense interactions between concepts such as good and evil, frivolity and spirituality, rigour and volatility.
As Alina expresses, her works create a multi-layered experience that allows the viewer to protrude the infinite realities of our existence, and most of all, as a spontaneous act that is attached to the everyday life.
The exhibition is curated by Michaela L. Vergottis & Alina Teodorescu