The Bee Queen
Simina Badea is from Sibiu, Romania, where she completed the art grammar school. She lives in Vienna since 2003. She studied painting and graphic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts under Franz Graf and Gunter Damisch. Already during her studies she participated in exhibitions in Vienna and Austria. Since her diploma, with distinction, she participated in international exhibitions and graphic biennials, ia. in Tsukuba (Japan), Konya (Turkey) or in Skopje (Macedonia) where she was represented as an Austrian printmaker. In her drawings, she weaves equally complex, meticulously crafted patterns. She develops those structures point by point or line by line to vibrating designs, using colourful ink and acrylic. Simina Badea speaks about thoughts that fall like an invigorating rain on the earth to unfold to countless beings and life images. Like luminous hybrid creatures, their patterns pass through the picture surfaces. Another aspect of the work process is that it reflects the theme of the visual work in textual form.