Personal invitation to
our joint vernissage
“Artist of Light” by Elena Ducu
“Moving Life” by Christina Hanke
on the 09.07.2019 18:00 clock to 23:00 clock
Born in Romania, Elena Ducu showed since early age a profound passion for colors and light. To further her studies she enrolled in Italy in the Academy of Art of Italy. With her paintings, vibrant, gestural, exuding feelings, the artist aims to capture the fleeting suggestions of the light, constantly moving, constantly transforming its chromatic hues. Elena Ducu wants to captures the moment of wonder, the ephemeral moment that our eyes perceives and transforms in yearning. Thanks to her poetic and personal style, the artist can depict the surges of the soul, and she can translate them through different artistic languages, from abstract painting to sculpture, from photography to installations. Her works have been auctioned and chosen for an exhibition in the prestigious ‘’Reggia di Caserta’’. Her paintings are shown regularly in International group exhibitions n Italy and abroad. Recent exhibition saw her in Bruges Utrecht, Paris, Zurich, New York, Munich, Krakow, and London. She is founder and President of ARS – Cultural Movement, an association, which deals with development and circulation of contemporary art.
She started her career as a photographer 26 years ago. Her motto is: “Good photos impress, convince and transmit a message. I compose pictures of the extra class in line with your ideas and wishes through mobile, modern equipment, a sharp look feeling for the right motive at the right moment.” She has been working as a self-employed mobile photographer since 2009 and has refined her technique and her “eye” in a number of seminars within the last years. During the workshop “Munich nightlife” she trained and improved creative lighting technique, dealing with the existing light and the effect of artificial light sources in the night. She then focused on how to elaborate and capture the movement in the picture by zooming in and pulling along, the creative in-motion darkness, unusual and interesting points of view, as well as to capture an image at the “right moment”. Christina also attended several workshops held by the photographer and photo designer Lars Wunderlich. Here professional portrait, report, product and fashion photography were emphasized. Here she sharpened her look for picture language and the appealing composition of picture series and collages. In 2013 Christina took part in the “photo marathon Munich” and was able to be among the 15 winners awarded out of next to 300 photographers.She has been a “Nikon professional services” member since 2014. Since 2015 she is a member of “bdfj” (Bundesvereinigung der Fachjournalisten e.V.) as a journalist and has a national and international press card. Her photo shoots of numerous fashion and business events were published in various magazines.