5 laminated stickers in a manually printed envelope, which can become a business card or a print to collect (we encourage you to recycle).
The artworks reprinted as stickers are part of Maria’s “Anomalica” campaign against illegal logging, which is also made public on the streets through linocut paste-ups and stickers. See limited edition manual linocut and reduction wood prints from the “Anomalica” series, such as the Forest Spirit, a linocut paste-up on reclaimed brick, The Punishment, The Mimetic Tree, the linocut printed t-shirts featuring The Mimetic Tree, for both women and men, the Humanoprop I and II paste-ups on reclaimed brick, or the Fete și Elemente (Girls and Elements) sets 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 in 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 art-work (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.
Read our interview with Maria Bălan, published in January 2019.