Victoria Rotaru is an emerging artist with a massive interest about the magic of
macro world. She transforms familiar items into fantastical abstract forms. Her art
is about continuity of life and the transformation of it.
Through this new reality, her practice has shifted into a focus on tactile
representations of intimacy and connection between humanity and nature. A
connection that borders upon sensibility and the sublime, especially in a world
continuously rocked in chaos brought on by the natural order. This
preoccupation has morphed from highly detailed photography of the surfaces
to magic abstract forms. The skins of the plants act as a connection between
humanity and nature, highlighting in rapid process the journey of life and has
led to her most recent fascination with mold, showcasing and highlighting these
textures, intimacies, and connections in a state of decay. A point of life in which
touch ceases completely, but when new life is born again and the cycle of
touch, intimacy begins anew.

BIO

Born in 1994, Victoria is a London based artist from Republic of Moldova. In 2020
she started her studies in London at UAL, Camberwell College of Arts. As being
a MA Fine Art Photography student, she started her practice in macro
photography. Her preoccupation with macro photography and nature is highly
influenced by lockdown, this was the period when her own body and nature
was the only shelter. Since she has graduated, she was chosen for some great
collaborations for example Saatchi Learning and Access Art, and also, she was
published in South London Press in an article about the biggest graduate’s
exhibition in London, called LondonGradsNow at Saatchi Gallery and recently
featured in The Times UK Magazine and Iconic Magazine.
As an artist, she has worked with a lot of mediums, but the main source of
inspiration for her artworks is macro photographs. Those highly detailed photos
of the nature textures are later transformed into sculptures, installations and
paintings.

EDUCATION

  • 2020-2021   MA Fine Arts, UAL : Camberwell College of Arts

  • 2015-2019   Scenography (Set Designer, Production Design, Costume Design), Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts of Moldova

  • 2014-2015   Interior Design, Technical University of Moldova

  • 2013-2014   Architecture and Urban Planning, Technical University of Moldova

  • 2012-2013 Fine Art courses at Technical University of Moldova

EXPERIENCE

2022

  • Interviewed for Collect Art Summer Issue

  • Group Show '' Summer Exhibition'' at Spiral Gallery

  • Published in House A Rest Magazine ISSUE 28 ‘’Metamorphosis’’

  • Chosen for D31 Art Prize

  • Published in House A Rest Magazine ISSUE 27 ‘’The Tiny Issue’’

  • Group Exhibition at Fitzrovia Gallery 

  • Marketing and Communication Officer at Laura I. Gallery

  • Fair Assistant at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2022

  • Group exhibition for Fundraising Gala for Ukraine at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

  • Featured in S.P.A.M. Spreads Magazine (BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art)

  • Family exhibition at Curios KUDU

  • Featured in Iconic Magazine

 

2021

  • Featured in The Times UK

  • Group Exhibition at Koppel Project

  • Featured Interview for South London Press

  • Speaker for Saatchi Learning and AccessArt

  • Group Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery

  • Group Exhibition at South London Gallery

  • Hair and Make-up Artist for Focus Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery

  • Group Exhibition at Copeland Gallery

  • MAFA International Festival in Collaboration with Chelsea College of Arts

  • Online Exhibition at “Late at TATE” Offline Exhibition at Covent Garden in collaboration with Chelsea College of Arts