Painter, drawer, engraver, Anca Nicolau lives and works in Paris, France.After a master's degree from the National Institute of Fine Arts of Bucharest she pursued as a teacher of fine arts, an illustrator set and costume designer and in the same time participated in various group and solo exhibitions (2001, 2000, 1998, Drawing and Watercolor Exhibition, Paris, Espace Eiffel-Branly_1998, 1997, 1996 Famous and Young of To-day Exhibition, Paris, Espace Eiffel-Branly _1997 Biennial Exhibition of the National Society of Fine Arts, Paris, Espace Eiffel-Branly _1995 Artist Avenue, Scotts Valley, California etc.)
Her paintings and drawings are to be found in private collections in U.S.A, Italie, France, Austria, Greece.
At the edge of the real and the imaginary, under the appearance of forms from the reality, these landscapes unveiled a possible world, a space defined only by the mistery of the unknown.
The universe revealed by this silent voyage contains more or less familiar shapes:shells, conches, hills, spirals, and symbols of the opposed yet complementary principles such as sky/earth, light/darkness, ascent/descent. But they do not help our eye to recognize the real:on the contrary they undergo a process of metamorphosis which enhances whatever is ambiguous, marvellous and fantastic.
The conch continues to reappear as an obssessive shape in visions which do not exhaust the richness of its form, nor reveal all its misterises.The conch conveys the silent message of a possible world, of its own undefinable and unknowable space.Here is a journey in a world of irreductible strangeness... ...