"Aniela Ovadiuc's series of white Limoges porcelain spheres probes both the spiritual and conceptual-artistic dimensions of light. They reveal a kind of exploration of consciousness as an artistic concern and remind us of the role of ceramics as a preferred medium for expressing people's feelings, ideas and considerations over the centuries, constituting a fine indicator of the state of society from ancient civilizations to the present day. Aniela Ovadiuc harmoniously and with remarkable visual effect combines traditional and contemporary elements in her ceramic installations, taking artistic discourse and decorative art to a sophisticated level of plastic exercise while demonstrating an astonishing ability to convey complex epic structures. All the more so, the ceramic whiteness that gives the sensation of weightlessness, that invokes tabula rasa and offers us the promise of a new beginning, freed from all previous karma, tells stories deciphered through light, through vision, through the artist's creative universe. Of course, the texture of these spheres can also lead us to think of water in its solid state (ice, snow), creating a warm-cold tension, but then turquoise comes into the balance of thermal perception, referring to oceans and seas, summer. "Through the light" is thus a subtly immersive exhibition-installation by an artist whose plastic vision relies on a synaesthetic aesthetic." (Ana Daniela Sultana)
Aniela Ovadiuc (b. 1980, Constanta) is a visual artist, graduated from UNArte Bucharest, with a BA in ceramics and an MA in visual arts, member of UAP since 2004 and of Galateea Group since 2010. Her artistic practice is at the confluence of ceramics, object design and installation, and her exhibition activity includes, in addition to solo and group exhibitions, participation in biennials, symposia or salons dedicated to decorative arts, especially ceramics, such as the International Biennial of Ceramics (Cluj, 2019, 2022), SNAC (Bucharest, 2021), Art Deco Biennial of Decorative Arts (Bucharest, 2012), Salon of Decorative Arts (Bucharest, 2012), Romanian Contemporary Ceramics (Paris, 2010), International Ceramics Symposium "Ceramic Art Colony" (Vinica, 2010), Romanian Ceramics Today (Mogoșoaia, 2009) and Art Ceramica (Sofia, 2007).
Ana Daniela Sultana is a curator, art consultant and columnist. She has a degree in philology and communication sciences, a master's degree in curatorial studies from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and she is currently working on her PhD thesis "Poetics of the curatorial text" at the University of Bucharest. She publishes articles in ARTA magazine, Orizonturi Culturale Italo-Române and on agentiadecarte.ro. She collaborates with institutions such as the International Cultural Centre in Krakow, ICR Vienna, the Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest, creart, the Art Museum of Timișoara, Kunsthalle Feldbach, Aluniș Art Center and numerous contemporary art galleries.