V E R O N I C A D R A G N E F

BIOGRAPHY

 

Veronica Dragnef is a Canadian painter born in Bucharest, Romania in 1968.

She grew up in communist Romania where self expression was muzzled by censorship and freedom of expression stifled.

After moving to Canada, the desire of self-expression became vital. She started painting in 2013.

Her work combines a wide range of imagery, figurative and abstract alike and is at the same time daring and innocent, expressive and unconventional.

Her approach to paint is very physical, a kind of abrupt, rough brushwork, but not deprived of detail.

Interested in depicting everyday situations and conversations, Dragnef’s work, with their bold brushstrokes and colorful imagery conveys a sense of joy and exuberance, a very intricate map of our daily interactions.

 

Veronica Dragnef currently lives and works in Brossard,Canada."

 

Veronica crée des oeuvres variées en usant de stratégies créatives et d'intuition gestuelle. Ses peintures sont inspirées principalement des situations de la vie de tous les jours et de l'exploration continue de l'inconscient. Ses oeuvres sont influencées par l'École de New York, particulièrement les oeuvres de Willem de Kooning et Arshile Gorky.

 

Elle vit et travaille présentement à Brossard, au Québec.

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDIA, PRESS and PUBLICATIONS

 

https://issuu.com/artrevealmagazine/docs/no_18/29

 

Venice Vending Machine Hamburg Kunst Altonale 18

https://issuu.com/art-e-motion/docs/vvm4_catalogue_1.1/22

 

Escu TV ICI Television Montreal (Romanian language)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18F_M1o1J74&t=455s

STATEMENT

 

I paint social interactions, processes and « how to » manuals.

I paint animated, enjoyable, fascinating, in-depth, riveting, complex, memorable interactions.

I create art on an intuitive basis and as a combination of conscious  and subconscious thought.

And in the end, what is courage anyway?

 

 

 

Je peins des interactions sociales, des processus et des modes d’emploi. Je peins des interactions animées, amusantes, fascinantes, approfondies, irrésistibles, complexes, mémorables. Je crée l'art sur une base intuitive, une combinaison de pensées conscientes et subconscientes.

Au fond qu’est ce que le courage?

 

©Veronica Dragnef, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSOCIATIONS

 

RAAV / CARFAC Le Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels

 

Federation of Canadian Artists

 

Le Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec

www.capsq.qc.ca

 

Women's Art Society of Montreal

Member of the Board of Directors since 2016

 

l'Association des Artistes Peintres Affiliés de la Rive-Sud (AAPARS)

 

 

 

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