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by SAFIR AND RIFAS

by SAFIR & RIFASOIL ON CANVAS, 35cm x 61cmORIGINAL ARTWORK"ANIMA" SERIESThe series of paintings "Anima" outlines the nature of "Animus" feminine aspiration, is the personification of the most desired woman : "The unreachable feminine ideal." The series of paintings "Anima" outlines the nature of "Animus" feminine aspiration, is the personification of the most desired woman : "The unreachable feminine ideal."


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SAFIR AND RIFAS

SAFIR AND RIFAS

SAFIR & RIFASSafir(Dorina Pantea) and Rifas(Diana Pantea) born on 11.23.1987, 28.04.1983 in Deva.Over the years of study in faculty, master and PHD studies, we gained the experience and values necessary for any artist, also we consider that, the diversity in ideas and concepts is an essential addition to development and introduction of 'innovation' in the Art World:'the image create the most magnificent cocktail of effect and sensation'.What we mean is that we are , professionally trained and educated in both traditional and digital art, but always there are new things to learn, just to be given the chance to do so.The new values that we would bring through our creation in Art is that the diversity and originality would be present in our ideas and artworks that would become not only feasible but also of massive impact.Our creations include traditional painting, figurative or abstract, original concepts, photography, photo - manipulation, digital art.Mixed technique paintings are made by joining or patching pictorial surface with different combinations of materials and textures of cloth, cardboard, plywood, crystals and pulp color, well integrated in the coherence compositional structure.On the one hand, we give free will to the flow evolution and informal gestures, stimulating disintegrative forces, and on the other hand, clarifying forms of human traits, these wandering spirits are pushed to the limit of a symbolic dialogue with the audience.Substrate raise topics of psychological, philosophical, mystical, mythological, fantastic, romantic, literary, mathematical, metaphorical vision prior to painting, through metamorphosis and anamorphosis the figurative to the abstract images, from real to imaginary.'Diversity and originality are two concepts that characterize me.When someone chooses to go on a single road, his vision is blurred and he will not notice anything around him, this happens in art also, so I chose not to follow only one 'art direction',instead I divesified my artistic approach.One thing can be recognized in my work and this is the personal touch of my style, this does not change, it's an personal and artistic DNA.Beyond the looking glass you will see the real me. '(SAFIR,Dorina Maria Pantea)'Matter and deformed concept of the relief form are the two approaches that define my art.What I want to output through my work is that whatever has shape, color, and relief and is tangible as matter is ephemeral. Materiality does not last, and yet, we are trying to capture its time and duration through painting. Everything starts from a point, then materializes in a form, a notion of reality.Reality defines us but we are not characterize by it, what makes us unique is our imagination and creative ability, that's why my artistic theme has varied artistic approaches, and the link between real and imaginary is the raw material and the relief applied on evenness of the canvas.Creation is a delirium of imaginary matter: Flemish reality combined with physical substance of imaginary fantastic ideas. '(RIFAS,Diana Loredana Pantea)SAFIR - DORINA MARIA PANTEAEducationMaster / Postuniversitary degreeWorkshop at the Academy of Fine Arts with the artist Hans Schnell,Munich,Germany, (2010 - 2011)Master / Postuniversitary degreeWestern University, Faculty of Art and Design (2009 - 2011), Timisoara2011 - MFA Dissertation Thesis on image sources and resources 'Demonic Rebellion of Creation'University (graduate)ERASMUS Scholarship at Academia di Belle Arti, San Martino delle Scale, Palermo,Italy (2008 - 2009), AbroadUniversity (graduate)University of Art and Design (2006 - 2009), Cluj Napoca2009 - Thesis in Painting: 'The Fall of Adam'High School / Vocational SchoolHigh School of Music and Fine Arts 'Sigismund Toduta' (2002 - 2006), Deva2006- Group exhibition of Fine Arts and Music High School 'Sigismund Toduta' Graduates with graphic illustrations for the book: 'Adam and Eve' by Liviu RebreanuRIFAS - DIANA lOREDANA PANTEAEducation:DoctorshipWestern University, Faculty of Art and Design (Year of study : 2), TimisoaraMaster / Postuniversitary degreeWorkshop at the Academy of Fine Arts with the artist Hans Schnell,Munich, Germany(2010 - 2011)Master / Postuniversitary degreeWestern University, Faculty of Art and Design (2009 - 2011), Timisoara2011 - MFA Dissertation Thesis on image sources and resources 'Fall into Matter'University (graduate)University of Art and Design (2002 - 2006), Cluj Napoca2006 - Thesis in Painting: 'The loss of Lucifer'High School / Vocational SchoolHigh School of Music and Fine Arts 'Sigismund Toduta' (1998 - 2002), DevaARTISTIC ACTIVITYSAFIR - DORINA MARIA PANTEAPersonal exhibitions:2011- Personal Exhibition 'Rock Memorandum' Cultural Center 'Habitus', Sibiu,Artmania International Festival ;2008- Personal Exhibition entitled 'Slices of Life' Art Theatre, Deva;2008- Personal Exhibition of drawings entitled 'Nocturne Sketches' at the House ofCulture, Deva;2007- Personal exhibition of painting entitled 'In Joy & Sorrow' at 'Rock, Jazz &Blues', Deva;2007- Personal Exhibition of paintings entitled 'Death Embrace' at 'Rock, Jazz &Blues', Deva;2006- Personal Exhibition of paintings entitled 'In Joy & Sorrow' at 'Jazz', Cluj-Napoca;2006- Personal exhibition of drawings of portraits entitled 'Expressive' at 'Rock,Jazz & Blues', Deva;Group exhibitions:25July-10September 2013-Worldwide Collective exhibition 'The Story of theCreation' in New York City;http://www.see.me/blog/see-exhibition-space/2013- Collective exhibition on the occasion of 'Royal Day', Western University andthe Faculty of Arts and Design, Timisoara;2013- Anniversary Art Exhibition on the occasion 'University Day' at WesternUniversity, Timisoara;2012- Exhibition 'Salon of Young Artists', 2nd edition, 'Modernity,Innovation,Experiment', at the University Library BCUT Hall and Gallery Pygmalion , Timisoara.2011-2012- Exhibition of objects and layouts ArtZept 2011, Zepter InternationalDesign Contest,'Box for everything and for nothing' project exhibited in a travelingexhibition organized by Zepter International,Italy;2011- The MA painting exhibition , Class of 2011, at the Faculty of Arts and Design,U.V.T., Timisoara;2011- Exhibition 'Im Kontext' - Hans Schnell Internationale Kunst der Gegenwart,Austria, alongside famous artists such as Josef Beuys, HANS SCHNELL, PAULSCHNEIDER, EMIL SCHUMACHER etc.http://www.hans-schnell.de/ausstellungen/ausstellungen.html4-30June 2010- The First Year MA Students Exhibition of painting,'Entropy Need' atPygmalion Gallery of Art House, Timisoara;2010- Exhibition 'Open Gallery', with the painting 'Metamorphosis' at the Art CenterGallery 'Forma', Deva;2010- Group Exhibition of Timisoara Western University students with thepainting,'Death Embrace' Arad;2010- Group exhibition 'City Days', with the painting 'Sunset Boulevard',Campina;2009 - Group exhibition of the University of Art and Design Graduates,PaintingDepartment, Class of 2009 with the series of painting, entitled, 'The Fall of Adam' atthe Expo Transilvania Center, Cluj-Napoca;2009- Group exhibition,'Visual Arts Salon' with the painting, 'Metamorphosis' ArtMuseum, Timisoara;2006- Group exhibition of Fine Arts and Music High School 'Sigismund Toduta' Graduates with graphic illustrations for the book: 'Adam and Eve' by Liviu Rebreanu the Certificate entitled 'Adam and Eve' at the Art Center Gallery 'Forma', Deva;RIFAS - DIANA lOREDANA PANTEAPersonal exhibitions:2011-2012 - Exhibition of objects 'box for everything and for nothing' from ArtZept2011 Zepter International Design Contest, Italy, exhibited in a traveling exhibition organized by Zepter International;Link: http://www.artzept.com/page/gallery/list-of-artists-2011/diana-loredana-pantea.aspx2011-Personal exhibition 'Entropic Field' 2011 in Colorida Art Gallery, Portugal;2011-Personal exhibition 'Memorandum Rock 2' Habitus Cultural Center, ArtMania International Festival,Sibiu;2007 - Personal exhibition entitled 'Morbid',at Art Theatre, Deva;2006 Personal exhibition of computer graphics, '2D Experiment', at the Cultural Center of the Library of Octavian Goga, Cluj-Napoca.2006 - Personal exhibition of paintings and drawings of portraits entitled 'Rock stars III',at the local 'Seven', Cluj-Napoca;2006 - Personal exhibition of painting entitled 'The Fall', at the local 'Rock, Jazz &Blues', Deva;2005 - Personal exhibition of paintings and drawings of portraits entitled 'Rock starsII' at the local 'Rock, Jazz & Blues', Deva,;2005 - Personal exhibition of painting entitled 'Red Darkness',at the local 'Rock,Jazz & Blues', Deva,;2004 - Personal exhibition of paintings and drawings entitled 'Red Darkness',at thelocal 'Jazz', Cluj-Napoca;2003 - Personal exhibition of painting, a series of portraits entitled 'Rock Stars',at thelocal 'Jazz', Cluj-Napoca;Group exhibitions:July 25-10September 2013 - Collective International exhibition 'The Story of the Creative', in New York City;http://www.see.me/blog/see-exhibition-space/07.02.2013-Annual Exhibition of PhD Students, Faculty of Arts and Design,Western University, Exhibitional Space of Timisoara City Hall, Timisoara;2013 - Anniversary Art Exhibition on the occasion 'University Day' at WesternUniversity, Timisoara;2012 - Exhibition 'Salon of Young Artists', 2nd edition, 'Modernity, Innovation,Experiment' BCUT Hall at the University Library and Pygmalion Gallery, Timisoara.2011- The MFA painting exhibition , Class of 2011, at the Faculty of Arts and Design, U.V.T., Timisoara;2011- Exhibition 'Im Kontext' - Hans Schnell Internationale Kunst der Gegenwart, Austria, alongside famous artists such as Josef Beuys, HANS SCHNELL, PAUL SCHNEIDER, EMIL SCHUMACHER etc.http://www.hans-schnell.de/ausstellungen/ausstellungen.html4-30June 2010 - The First Year MFA Students, Exhibition of painting, 'Entropy Need' at Pygmalion Gallery of Art House, Timisoara;2010 - Exhibition 'Open Gallery', with the painting 'Defragmentation' at the Art Center Gallery 'Forma', Deva;2010 - Group Exhibition of Timisoara Western University students with the painting, 'Cadaverik', Arad;2010 - Group exhibition 'City Days' with the painting 'Twilight Town',at the House of Culture, Campina;2009 - Group exhibition, 'Visual Arts Saloon' with the painting 'Defragmentation', Art Museum, Timisoara;2008 - Group exhibition with the project, 'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity' GraffitiHappening - Experimental Art at the Art Center Gallery 'Form', Deva;2006 - Group exhibition of the University of Art and Design Graduates, Painting Department, Class of 2006 with the series of painting, entitled 'The loss of Lucifer' at the Expo Transylvania Center, Cluj-Napoca;SAFIR - DORINA MARIA PANTEASalonul Tinerilor Artisti”,editia a 2-a,Modernitate,Inovatie,Experiment,2012http://www.modernism.ro/2012/11/12/salonul-tinerilor-artisti-modernitate-inovatie-experiment-editia-a-ii-a-2012-timisoara/ARTmania Festival 2011http://www.artmaniafestival.ro/news_52.htmlSeeMee The story of the Creative Exihibition 2013http://www.see.me/blog/see-exhibition-space/https://safirifas.see.me/RIFAS - DIANA lOREDANA PANTEAARTmania Festival 2011 - http://www.artmaniafestival.ro/news_52.html”Box for everything and for nothing', ArtZept 2011-http://www.artzept.com/page/gallery/list-of-artists-2011/diana-loredana-pantea.aspxSalonul Tinerilor Artisti”,editia a 2-a,Modernitate,Inovatie,Experiment,2012-http://www.modernism.ro/2012/11/12/salonul-tinerilor-artisti-modernitate-inovatie-experiment-editia-a-ii-a-2012-timisoara/SeeMee The story of the Creative Exihibition 2013http://www.see.me/blog/see-exhibition-space/https://safirifas.see.me/SAFIR AWARDS:13-30.11.2012 Participation Diploma in Youth Artists Exhibition, 2nd edition entitled'Modernity, Innovation, Experiment';25-25.09.2010 Participation Diploma in Ad-Hoc Painting Contest from Campina 24H,5th edition.20.04.2006-Third Prize at the National Olympics of Visual Arts and Art History,national stage, Graphics Department.2005 - Certificate of Merit, National Olympics of Visual Arts and Art History TextileDepartment, National Stage.2003 - Third Prize and Bronze Medal in the Olympics Francophone Arts and Culture,the Arts and Design Contest, France;2001 - Second Prize and Silver Medal at the Olympics Francophone Arts and Culturein the drawing competition, France;2001 - Third Prize,Camp of Artistic Design in Strasbourg and Bronze Medal at theInternational Competition 'Your Citoyenennete Affiche Europeenne', France;03/03/2003 First place at the Chess Olympiad County School Sports 'Trinket Cup',County Stage;03/02/2002 Second place at the Chess Olympiad County School Sports ,County Stage;03.10.2001 Third place in National High School Chess Championship,County Stage;13.12.2001 First place at the National High School Chess Championship,Municipal Stage;09.03.2000 Place II at the National High School Chess Championship,Municipal StageRIFAS AWARDS:13-30.11.2012 Participation Diploma at the Youth Artists Exhibition, 2nd edition entitled 'Modernity, Innovation, Experiment',Timisoara;25-25.09.2010 Participation Diploma in Ad-Hoc Painting Contest from Campina 24H, 5th edition,Campina.08.12.2009-Certificate of Merit, from HighSchool of Music and Fine Arts 'Sigismund Toduta' for the involvement in the Organization of the County Contest 'Winter Joys',Deva;28-29.05.2009-Certificate of Merit,from Romanian Olympic Academy, Branch office Hunedoara county CNS ,'Cetate Deva' for participating at the'Pentlatlon Olympic School for the Millennium III”,Second Edition, Deva;1998 - Third Prize, at the Olympics of Fine Arts, Department of Textiles, Stage county,HighSchool of Music and Fine Arts 'Sigismund Toduta', Deva;1998 - Third Prize at the National Poster Competition 'Europe of the OrdinaryPeople', 'Mai 9, Europe Day', Hunedoara County Prefecture;1997 - Third Prize at the National Competition of Fine Arts 'Studio 8',Deva;2011 - MFA Thesis Dissertation, image sources and resources, called 'Fall into materiality';2006 - Graduate Thesis, Department of paintings, entitled 'The loss of Lucifer';2010 - Workshop Summer School, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, the artist Hans Schnell;

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