FRAME OF REFERENCE
Without going into the nature and origin of inspiration, whether it is thoroughly thought out for a long period of time, whether it is part of the dream condition, whether it is left to chance or channelled, whether it is serious or playful, dramatic or joyful, under no circumstances can an artist through his work of art guarantee the opinion of the viewer regardless of the final physical shape, colours or content of that particular artwork.
No matter what an artist wants to say, no matter what he or she wants to transmit, eventually, it is the viewer, the observer who fundamentally assigns the meaning of each object or work of art, and by doing that the viewer determines the effect of that assignment as positive or negative, like or dislike.
It matters not if the viewer fully “mentally” understands the artist's enveloped ideas and concepts. However, one’s conscious willingness to observe an artwork is translated into an unconscious willingness to observe if he/she harmonically resonates with the vibration of that particular artwork. Furthermore, when the observer allows himself to vibrate sympathetically with the vibration of the artwork, when this synchronicity happens, he gets a good feeling, a positive effect, and implicitly he appreciates the work of art.
The above mentioned ideas are in no way intended to be considered as the “absolute” truth. They are just part of my truth at the moment I wrote these lines or rather I have expressed my thoughts based on my experience, my present belief system, and my reality I chose to create at the moment of writing. Each viewer or reader may have its own truth, which is neither truer (more accurate) nor erroneous, it is just his truth at the moment of reading in accordance with the reality one is creating at that very moment.
Cristian Stefanescu, British artist was born in 1968 in Bucharest, Romania. He obtained an MSc degree in 1992 at the Technical University of Construction Bucharest, specialisation in Water and Wastewater Treatment followed by the second MSc in 1994 obtained at the University of Liège, specialisation in Groundwater Engineering.
After having spent more than a decade of his life teaching at the Technical University of Construction Bucharest, Cristian moved from academia to Information Technology holding various senior management positions in multinational companies in Europe and subsequently he moved to entrepreneurship and created his own IT outsourcing company which soon became one of the prominent companies in the field in Romania. Ultimately, in 2018, together with his wife, the painter Anca Stefanescu, they burned all the bridges and moved to London where they opened their own art studio, dedicating his time entirely to art.
Always fascinated by ideas and consequently the only two emotions of which we are capable of fear or love, one that we made and one that was given to us, Stefanescu is constantly seeking ways to communicate and to challenge beliefs, concepts, and thoughts through every artwork. While his art transpires in a constant dialogue with the elements of perceptions, philosophies, and feelings in a monochrome exploration into the psychological and metaphysical worlds he aims to facilitate the viewers to see reflected back to them the opportunity to choose.
Stefanescu believes that “expressing ourselves in this world of illusions encompasses our interaction with the world. Every single concept, every single object, every relationship, every single situation, in one word every interaction is the same one thing but an encounter with ourselves manifested from all the different points of view that oneness can manifest and what the interaction brings up is what we need to look at, at the particular moment of interaction.
If you like my artworks, you like my artworks. I am grateful and I thank you very much.
If you don’t like my artworks, you don’t like my artworks. I am grateful and I do thank you very much
I see no reason why a long list of exhibitions, biennials, sold artworks, or gallery representations should change your perception of my art. Only You can choose the feelings You wish to experience.