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

STATEMENT

 

Loss is an intrinsic dimension of the migration experience, even in the case of voluntary migration.

 

Loss of reference points, of certainties, loss of identity. These losses require Veronica Dragnef to seek personal resources of resilience inside herself. Painting will become the ultimate tool of this search.

 

Her paintings are conversations born from a perpetual work of reconstruction of identity, a conversation between the artist and the others.

 

 

La perte est une dimension intrinsèque de l’expérience de migration, même dans le cas de la migration volontaire.

 

Pertes de repères, de certitudes, d’identité. Ces pertes obligent Veronica Dragnef à chercher des ressources personnelles de résilience à l’intérieur d’elle-même. La peinture deviendra l’outil ultime de la recherche de soi.

 

Ses toiles sont une conversation née d’un travail de reconstruction identitaire, une conversation entre soi et l’autrui.

 

 

©Veronica Dragnef, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSOCIATIONS

 

RAAV / CARFAC Le Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels

 

Federation of Canadian Artists

 

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)

 

 

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

 

 

  • 2018 Second prize,  Juried Art Competition Womens Art Society of Montreal
  • 2017 Salon des Arts Visules de Brossard  Jury Honorable Mention, Brossard Artist, original artwork

 

  • 2016 Bronze medal awarded by The Cercle des Artistes peintres et sculpteurs du Québec (CAPSQ) for the painting "The spirit of the persistent sower"

 

  • 2015 Bronze medal awarded by  "Art Forward" international painting contest , for the painting "The science of sunsets"

 

 

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

 

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