Andreea-Lorena Butincu

Andreea-Lorena Butincu dissects and re-configures the traditional notions of painting, using the colored paste as a subject in itself. By blurring out the boundary between painting and object, her works often allude to an art history that she reveals as marked by flatness, smoothness, as if birthed by the refusal to dig into cloth and fed by the illusion of depth. The intention of the artist is to skin the painting off the canvas by an archaeological gesture, digging into the smoothness of the painted surface. According to this practice, the production and the representation of painting oscillates between the skin of the work- the colored paste peeled off – and bare, raw surface – the frame of the painting.