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Photograph of Artist FLORIN ION FIRIMITA
FLORIN ION FIRIMITA
New York City, New York - United States


, Learning To Fly , Inspirational, $3,675
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, Tomorrow In The Battle Th, Spiritual, $1,575
, The Meaning Of Life, Spiritual, $1,260
, The Death Of Summer, Life, $1,575
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, Lilli, Life, $1,575
, Birth, Spiritual, $3,675

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Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT I have been living in the United States since the summer of 1990. When I arrived here, I had no sense of direction, artistic or otherwise. Shifting from my artistic beliefs rooted in a classical/ humanistic tradition to the fast-pace of a commercial culture was bewildering and exciting in the same time. It took me years of immersing into my new environment in order to find a sense of purpose for what I am doing artistically today. Sometimes during the past three years, a radical shift happened in my art. I have reached a point when being comfortable with my techniques (Eastern European, classically-trained easel painter) became a roadblock. I didnít have to please anyone. I started looking for a new language based on my divided identity, between Europe and the United States. America is primarily a visual culture. How do we choose? How do we find meaning in this visual pandemonium? Some images are subversive, and feel like rust, slowly decaying our perception of reality. Then, there are the one-nightstands of commercial photography, the streets, the museums, the television, the ads, the movies, the fashion statements, the unforgettable and the forgivable. Other images, the apologizing images of a Golgotha of worn shoes at Auschwitz, the mountains of eye glasses, the suicide bombers, the forgotten tools of introspection of the past century that has failed to see and learn from its own wounds, are competing for our attention as well. We live in an ...

Original Artworks (33)

Florin Ion Firimita, Learning to Fly , 2007, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2007
24 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, Tomorrow in the Battle Th..., 2007, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2007
24 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, The Meaning of Life, 2007, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2007
24 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, Coronation, 2007, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2007
30 x 24 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, The Death of Summer, 2007, Original Collage,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Collage, 2007
30 x 24 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, Lilli, 2007, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2007
24 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, Birth, 2006, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2006
24 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, The Summer You Turned Int..., 2006, Original Collage,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Collage, 2006
24 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Florin Ion Firimita, The Studio, 2006, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2006
24 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, The Sea Inside Us, 2006, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2006
24 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, Prayer, 2006, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2006
24 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, Blinfolded Madona, 2006, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2006
24 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, Losing My Religion, 2006, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2006
24 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, The End of Innocence , 2006, Original Assemblage,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Assemblage, 2006
30 x 28 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Florin Ion Firimita, Muse, 2005, Original Assemblage,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Assemblage, 2005
16 x 23 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, Broken Sundays, 2005, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2005
24 x 30 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, Temple, 2005, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2005
24 x 30 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Florin Ion Firimita, Jim s Irish Boat, 2004, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2004
24 x 30 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Florin Ion Firimita, The Second Dream, 2004, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2004
24 x 30 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Florin Ion Firimita, Winter Garden, 2004, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Florin Ion Firimita
Original Mixed Media, 2004
24 x 30 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States