“My quest is to create new, unique experiences. My works are often located between the familiar and the unexpected. Diversity is one of the basic facts of life.”
Claudia Recorean has been living in New Zealand since 2007 and has exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions, both in this country and abroad. She currently has permanent works located at Torea Gallery, Granity; Palm Street Gallery, Westport; Left Bank Gallery, Greymouth, and Depot Artspace, Devonport.
Recently Claudia’s work was also shown as part of “Lost Playgrounds” an exhibition and art project at Britomart train station, Auckland.
“As we are all animals, we search for similarity and self-assurance. We instinctively exclude individuals that differ from the norm. Diversity overcomes this instinct and embraces abnormality and heterogeneity in yourself and others. Diversity is a system of compassion and intelligence, that turns a negative impulse of alienation into a celebration of variety.
"My works are diversity-systems in themselves. They combine images of basic human experience and create a net of new contexts. Objects are an associative number of images, symbols from different cultures, bodies, their parts and interiors, feet, cars, airplanes, means of transport, including a symbolic sign-language: hands, that reach out, fire, that transforms and unites, animals, that turn into humans. These symbols are being disconnected from their usual context, to be re-recognized and re-connected. They express experiences of heterogeneity and their transformation into a dynamic view of the world.”