Shocking story!Shocking images!
The Romanian government right now are cruelly catching every stray they can see in every town and village and horrifically battering, poisoning and stabbing them to death. Tiny puppies, pregnant bitches NONE are being spared the barbarity.Horrible images,shocking stories!Lets do something about it!
The Romanian Government and the European Parliament: End Romanias Government abuse of public funds
"I couldn’t stop crying when I heard from my mum what was happening in Romania. The government will pay 200 Euros per dog head. My mum was screaming on the phone while watching the horrific news on television. They were showing how dogs were killed live. How can you look into their eyes and take their life out of them? What gives us the right to kill them? They have as much right to survive as we do on this planet. Those dogs have more soul than so many of those people who stands for this crime." Laura Iosifescu
The Outbreak series
Laura Iosifescu harnesses Earth’s energy to paint a brand new landscape
London, UK, September 2013
A new generation of artists’ avant- garde began to emerge. We thought we knew everything about painting and how we could place paint on a surface but Laura Iosifescu has broken the rules of convention by utilising machines to create uncanny imaginary landscapes. Her tools have become a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction, a female reproductive monster of forms of life.
Iosifescu has just completed her work on the series “The Outbreak”. She believes the mechanical reproduction of her landscapes articulate the symbiotism of the society in which we live. However mechanic our society might be, it is organic. Like Nature, culture and society’s basic raison d’etre is to grow, give life, reproduce, but simultaneously appear unchanging. Pushing the materiality of paint to the extreme speaks her desire to impact on the world, to influence and demodulate the future. Her obsession emanates from the need to use mechanical tools to create the "landscapes of society", to commune with cities and the metropolis that constantly shift and reshape the natural environment. The representation of this flux which impacts profoundly on culture, milieu and society is the central motif in my work.
Anatomy and surface, beauty and ugliness, destruction and creation are intrinsic to the artist Laura Iosifescu: ‘I am interested in the celebration of energy and death, nature and cruelty, abundance; colour and fantastical landscapes.’
‘I don’t record landscapes from a specific place, space or time, my observations lead me to offer a sense of peace and a new creative form that presents my interpretation of life through paint.’ Iosifescu says.’ Yes, nature is an inspiration but so are life’s events and our own experiences. Cruelty and misery can disfigure accepted notions of Nature’s purity or bounty.’
Her work has already been recognised by ARTSLANT, Category Mixed Media earlier this year and she has been called ‘an image poet’. Earlier exhibitions in Newcastle sold out completely. Her paintings are raw and organic but truly three dimensional. They are not simply a trace but a new alien form of life. These paintings are about the contradiction between the mechanical application of paint and the powerful sense of growth and its resultant energy that drives every process on the planet. Once the originals are experienced they can never be forgotten.
You can arrange a studio visit by contacting Laura
I know most of you have been expecting news from me. Well I am so sorry for not letting you know about what was going on with me... I was away for a month and I had very poor internet connections, I swear! But I am happy to be back. I am very, very, very! happy to be back in my studio space to work on my new projects. Let me update you with what is new.
First of all I am glad to say that I have been selected as the 7th 2013 Showcase Winner by ARTSLANT, Category Mixed Media,
Secondly I will be working towards my ever first solo show which is going to be the greatest event of 2014. Also if you will like to get involved please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information.
Some new exhibitions are coming your way but details need to be finalised before I share with you all. I will be dedicating my next year in meeting all of my fans. So if you would like to visit my studio space you are very welcome. Kiss you, hug you and I am looking forward to the next stage of my life. Please stay in tune with me!