UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The goal of my work is to use color, texture, and form to create a visually stimulating image. I also use it as an opportunity to explore spontaneity and chance. Most of my inspiration for abstract painting comes from how I feel. Color and shape play a major part in my paintings. They assist me in communicating the story I am trying to tell. When they are all brought together within the painting, it becomes a journey of communication between you, as a viewer, and me, the painter. My messages do not have a precise location in time and/or space. I am captivated by everything related to the appearance of life on earth, possibly on other planets, as well as what happens to us, with all our energy as human beings, after we pass into non-existence. I use images with symbolic twists and turns embedded with elements from the mineral world, plants, and celestial world. Most of the time my paintings tell more than one story.
Doina Iacob was born in 1971, in a provincial town in Romania. Manifesting interest in drawing since she was little, she spent her childhood drawing on absolutely everything that came in contact with her hand, from paper sheets to furniture, books, asphalt, even doll faces. After high school and another two years in a college of engineering in Bucharest, Doina chose to drop school and follow her passion. She committed as a painter decorator using a technique almost forgotten today and extremely complicated (Daum Nancy and Galle), some sort of reverse painting on multiple layers of glass. She worked in this field for almost 10 years, while also drawing cartoons and caricatures for a Hungarian company and comic strips for a local newspaper.
In 2004 she emigrated to the United States where she settled with her family, only a few miles away from Chicago.
She is a self-taught artist.
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Oil on Canvas