I consider myself to be a free spirit, a traveller, an adventurer, a curious soul.
Painting is one of my ways of describing the world and the realm of emotions in the way I experience it.
Feelings, a glimpse of reality, a street scene, a fantasy are some of the sources of my inspiration. I use symbols, I mix materials, I bend the lines and I use the shapes to create my message. I do not own my creations, they own me by choosing the moment to come to life.
Among my favorite subjects one may find: the ship and the car as expressions of the human condition, the bubbles and balloons as expressions of the human spirit and the creativity, the beach as symbol of the inner world, the sea and the road as symbols for life, the sky and the clouds as expressions of our freedom, our dreams and the abstract as expression of feelings and unconscious thoughts. I use the colors in resonance with my feelings:
“I feel nostalgic in blue, passionate in purple and red or drowning in sorrow black, free in green, energised in yellow and orange and calm in white.
I can let myself torn apart by a roller-coaster of colours and shapes or I can simply choose to walk on rainbows”
The shapes and textures I use are ranging from the minimalist ones: simple shapes, few textures and not more than three colours such as black, white and blue keeping the eye focused on the message, to a more vivid and explosive palette with abundance of bright colours, shapes and textures aiming to express the feeling and passion for the subject.
In the end, despite of my efforts and artist aspiration, the true beholder of my creations is and will always be the Viewer.
1976 Born in Sinaia, Romania. Currently resides in Lausanne, Switzerland
2016 Design and painting course, “L’Artquarium” studio (Gilbert Wolfisberg & Artur Karapetian), Geneva, Switzerland
2011 Painting course, Delia Calinescu Art studio, Bucharest, Romania
2002 Bachelor Degree, Law University, Bucharest, Romania
1995 Science College, Azuga, Romania
2017 VAO (Visual Art Open) Competition – Chester, United Kingdom - finalist shortlist with Bucharest fragrances, Fallen Star, Waves lll,
2015 International Prize of Contemporary Art LYNX 2015, Trieste, Italy – Finalist with “Bucharest fragrance no.3”
Selected Solo Exhibitions
"Ioana Jitaru Peinture", SwissFlats, Lausanne, Switzerland, Permanent Exhibition
“Ioana JITARU Peinture”, Art’Place Auberge d’Archamps, France, 12.04 - 30.06 2017
Selected Group Exhibitions
“Une oeuvre ne vit que sous le regard”, L’Espace Ruine, Geneva, Switzerland, 20-25th of June 2017
"Artbox.Projects 1.0", ART BASEL, Switzerland, 15-18th of June 2017
“Woman’s Essence Show”, Paris, France, 5-9th of April 2017
"Hiver", Swiss Art Space, Lausanne, Switzerland, January - February 2017
"Portrait", Swiss Art Space, Lausanne, Switzerland, December 2016
"Automne", Swiss Art Space, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 2016
“Oxford International Art Fair”, Oxford Town Hall, UK, February 2016
"The Voice of the Artist", SCOPE Art Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida, US, December 2015
"Words and Works", Venice Art Factory Gallery, Venice, Italy, October 2015
“Exhibition of the Prize Lynx 2015 finalists”, Salone degli Incanti Gallery, Trieste, Italy, September 2015
“Art Takes Miami”, Digital Show Miami, December 2014
“Abstract Non Figurative”, Bucharest, Elite Art Gallery, May 2014
“The Story of the Creative”, New York, Long Island City Gallery, July - September 2013
“Colorida Art Gallery”, Lisbon, January 2013
“People and feelings”, The Lobby Gallery, Bucharest, July 2011