Last updated on July 9th, 2019 at 11:43 pm
“Mimetic Tree” linocut print by Maria Bălan
We are thrilled to be able to offer for sale a reflective, uncanny artwork titled “The Mimetic Tree” (2018), signed by Romanian artist Maria Bălan. The artwork is a part of Maria’s personal campaign against illegal logging, which is also made public on the streets through paste-ups featuring characters from her “Anomalica” series.
50×70 cm / linocut 30×40 cm / handmade print / available on Cocoon Offset 120 g. (100% recycled paper) / signed and numbered by the artist
The Mimetic Tree work is also available as a reduction wood print and linocut print – an interesting combination of manual printing techniques yielding unregular, unique results. See other limited edition manual linocut and reduction wood prints from the “Anomalica” series, such as The Punishment, the one of a kind Forest Spirit linocut paste up on reclaimed brick, the linocut printed t-shirts featuring the Mimetic Tree, for both women and men, or the Anomalica set of 5 laminated stickers.
About Maria Bălan
Maria Bălan is a multilaterally developed graphic artist who studied Graphic Arts at the National University of Arts Bucharest and a non-practising architect having studied at the Architecture at the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”. She is based Bucharest, Romania, a freelancer since 2007 and a member of Plastic Artists’ Union from Romania and Illustrators’ Club Romania. Maria enjoys painting walls, creating book illustrations as well as digital artwork (concept art, 2D animation, poster design) with the main focus on portraits and human expressions. Her work has been recognized with The Prize of The International Poster and Book Illustration Biennial For Young Artists, Timisoara, 2013.
In October 2018, she presented her first solo exhibition, “Neștiuții“, a personal project that consists in assembling and illustrating a painful reality that is ignored by the authorities, but also by us, ordinary people who walk every day on the streets and notice at least one case that I call “the unknown”, beings left to chance, which society prefers to keep somewhere on its border, namely street people. She revealed her amazing teaching skills during the Un-hidden Bucharest children’s linocut workshop in 2018. In 2019, she displayed her recent works in the Rampa One @ Plant Village collective exhition alongside John Dot S and Rober Obert and in the Un-hidden Bucharest participation in the Romanian Design Week 2019, Central Exhibition, the Multidisciplinary section.
Read our interview with Maria Bălan, published in January 2019.