Eliza Badoiu

Eliza Badoiu is a great artist who has participated in many international exhibitions. She has won prestigious awards and she’s considered one of the major mobile artists.

She has her roots in Greece but lives in Romania. She has participated in group and solo exhibition since 2015. Her works have been exhibited in England, France, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Latin America, California and Canada. She took part as a juror in “The Beauty Myth” Exhibition, a large art exhibition of mobile artists in Milan (May 2018).

 

Eliza Badoiu now takes part in the MAG section dedicated to interviews with mobile artists.

 

Usually they are portraits and often they are in B&W.
 1) What is the reason for choosing to work around this artistic genre?
It’s all so true that I basically perform all of my artsy digital self portraits in monochrome as I feel that my work and the emotion generated within the frame can be better and easily associated with the primarily of BnW. I suppose it is by the monochrome effective filters that I somehow manage to transmit the moody atmosphere of the female psyche . I guess perceiving time as a recollection of memories and instants in bnw is what drives me towards it , indeed.
 2) What inspires you when you work on an image?
 
Inspiration is such a subtle word and concept that I don’t have one single, definite answer in relation to this question . Sometimes it is the frame inside that moves freely and it recomposes by its own wish , sometimes it is my stubbornness of acquiring a certain something that really shapes the final cut of the image . The major thing that sticks with me during the process is myself and the mood I deal with while working . It can be an emotion , a frustration I happen to have or simply the beauty that the moment both accidentally and so intentionally brings at times .
3) How does your creative process usually proceed?
 
I always start from shooting a self portrait image. And after it the editing proceedings settle in , having infinite, also potentially innumerable perspectives . I happen to work with different approaches on the same shot and then find it really difficult to decide which is the best idea of the initial shot . That’s why the feedback received in the virtual online social media really helps .
4) Are there artists in the art world in general that inspire you?
There are tons of artists whose works I really appreciate and can be inspirational to my eye , specially from the mobile phone community , but each and every of them deal with the uniqueness of their own style, so it would be rather difficult to just name a few. I am
Fortunate to be part of this enormously talented community , that’s al that matters sharing emotions and vibes and tons of images rather than sharing names .
5) What do you think of the controversy concerning advertising and fashion that is accused of using the female body as “an object”?
 
Fashion can be simply associated with the idea of being marketed for sales and at times the female body is a good and profitable image to be sold and offered to the viewer, as it’s a subject that attracts and created awareness , not always in the best of ways .
I do not agree with the idea of presenting the female body as an object but in today’s society there are women who strive for the idea of selling because of their appearance and body features , so I would be quite in between in placing the blame on the society and fashion which trends this idea or on women themself looking for celebrity this way . It’s only a matter of choice and serene logic the way you choose to display your body with and to others’ attention as long as you really feel that you belong in that area/field. For me the female body has other valence and virtues than selling a product . However it can acquire a certain mood and emotion- therefore becoming more than just a tool- male or female be it .
6) Your portraits are always inspired and very creative.  Have you ever worked in the fashion field?
I have never worked in fashion but I love certain common sense aspects of being influenced , rather inspired by fashion, not as an industry but as a form of a somewhat artistic  vehicle . Fashion can generate emotion and numerous levels of interpreting common things . I love the semiotics presented in a good editorial. I grew up with following CK’s famous campaigns on fragrances and jeans and underwear  under the famous era of the 90’s supermodels as well as the iconic Guess ideal of feminine beauty and there is where I belong when talking fashion , back in the 90’s idea of beauty.
 7) What would you think about Mobile Art?
What was the evolution of this art form from 2010 to today?
I have been operating on mobile since 2014 and it has been a massively huge development in terms of evolutive perspective about this form of artistic expression . I am
Sure it will only go bigger and beyond with the latest technology and improvements regarding camera resolutions and apps . So I’ll always be in for it !
8) Can I ask you what are your future projects?
I would  love start putting another book of images together and have my works exhibited in a show of my own , solely … and I am working to make it happen . Otherwise, I follow whichever collaborations happen to jump my way via the virtual world , online publications and being featured in online magazines . I wish I had become better and more professional in printing my own works or gaining more knowledge towards different media; having my works printed and just play around and maybe creating around the idea of digital collage out of some works.

 

Copernico inaugura “Art Journey” – Un percorso di mostre, eventi e iniziative culturali dedicato ad esplorare le interconnessioni tra arte, business e lavoro

  • “The Beauty Myth” Exhibition pubblicizzata su “Mentelocale” Parte ufficialmente “Art Journey”, il progetto culturale sviluppato da Copernico – la rete di luoghi di lavoro e servizi dedicati allo smart working – che esplora interconnessioni e assonanze tra il mondo dell’arte, del business e del lavoro, all’interno di un progetto ambizioso che ha l’obiettivo di creare un nuovo orizzonte lavorativo più dinamico, più flessibile e più connesso. L’arte come veicolo per ispirare i lavoratori e migliorare l’efficienza nelle aziende e del business attraverso un percorso artistico che si svilupperà all’interno degli spazi di Copernico a Milano e Torino.

Ideato e curato da Giorgia Sarti – fondatrice di diverse Gallerie d’arte tra cui Whitelight Art Gallery, nata proprio tra le mura di Copernico Milano Centrale – “Art Journey” è un percorso che si svilupperà nell’organizzazione di mostre, eventi e iniziative culturali che contamineranno tutti gli spazi di Copernico e accompagneranno ogni momento vissuto dalla sua community e non solo. Un riconoscimento del ruolo dell’arte e della creatività che va oltre le logiche note, verso una collisione tra due differenti linguaggi che genera una nuova dimensione, in cui l’impresa e il mondo del lavoro si arricchiscono di nuovi contenuti e di un moto creativo che porta innovazione e idee avveniristiche. Arte come prezioso valore aggiunto al vivere quotidiano, che permette di approcciare temi trasversali ed eterogenei tra loro, creando un dialogo multidisciplinare a sostegno della crescita delle persone e delle imprese.
— Leggi su udite-udite.it/eventi/mostre/copernico-inaugura-art-journey-un-percorso-di-mostre-eventi-e-iniziative-culturali-dedicato-ad-esplorare-le-interconnessioni-tra-arte-business-e-lavoro/

“The Beauty Myth” Exhibition sará una delle mostre all’interno del progetto “Art Journey” ideato da Giorgia Sarti per Copernico. Che emozione!

All’EXMA la mostra Mobile Art from all over the world

All’EXMA la mostra Mobile Art from all over the world
— Leggi su www.radiox.it/programmi/extralive/conoscenza/allexma-la-mostra-mobile-art-from-all-over-the-world/

Un anno fa a Radio X a Cagliari. Sono stata intervistata per parlare della Mobile Art e della mostra che stavo per inaugurare.

Oggi mi preparo ad inaugurare una nuova mostra a Milano il 15 Maggio dal titolo “The Beauty Myth”.

Work in progress! 😉

What is Mobile Art?

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Is it possible to make art with a phone? This is the question that I asked myself when nine years ago I bought my first iPhone and I experimented with the first artistic apps. I had seen amazing images on Facebook and Instagram made with an iPhone on the profile of American friends and I wanted to try. Art has always fascinated me and my studies in Contemporary Art have pushed me to experiment. Thus a great passion was born. Mobile Art is a movement of contemporary art that creates art using mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, smartphone. Not a camera, not a computer, not Photoshop. Only applications on the phone.

If you can make art with a can of beans, a cut on the canvas or recycled material, why not do it with apps on a smartphone?
Everything comes from a photo shoot and then, using the apps on the phone, you can create images of all kinds. There is a World Community that shares images, participates in Contest, International Exhibitions, Meetings. It is widespread especially in the United States, then in Europe, very little in Italy. Some very talented artists exhibit their work at galleries and museums all over the world.
Mobile Art is a democratic art, accessible to everyone. In this lies the true revolution. An art that can be realized and then shared on the other side by the world by anyone, avoiding galleries, museums and institutions. An art that can be enjoyed by everyone and created by any “potential artist”. An art within the reach of any ‘visionary’, free, open to creativity and the free circulation of ideas. An art that uses the network and has the speed of the network. “The digital man” is among us and looks to the future with new tools and new ways. And the diffusion of this artistic movement, as well as the quality of the work produced, require critics and intellectuals (together with the common man) to pay a great attention.

Our Era is going through a technological revolution of a scale never seen before. And we are the protagonists.

iSole aMare: Emma Fenu intervista Giulia Baita fra Janas, nuraghi e Mobile Art | OUBLIETTE MAGAZINE

iSole aMare: Emma Fenu intervista Giulia Baita fra Janas, nuraghi e Mobile Art | OUBLIETTE MAGAZINE
— Leggi su oubliettemagazine.com/2018/12/12/isole-amare-emma-fenu-intervista-giulia-baita-fra-janas-nuraghi-e-mobile-art/

La Sardegna, la Mobile art, l’isola e l’innovazione.

Figli dell’ Era Digitale

Noi siamo figli dell’ Era Digitale. La rivoluzione tecnologica iniziata negli ultimi decenni del ‘900 ha fatto passi da gigante ed è cresciuta ad una velocitá incredibile. Ha trasformato la nostra vita investendo tutti i settori. Dopo 30 anni l’ uomo non è piú lo stesso. Impadronirci delle nuove tecnologie è indispensabile per comunicare col mondo, per essere aggiornati, per camminare insieme agli altri. Il nostro spazio si amplia, diventa più grande, si confronta piú facilmente con altre culture, altri popoli, altre realtà. È il miracolo della Rete. Poter abbracciare tutto il pianeta, stringere amicizie a Hong Kong e a Los Angeles o a Beirut, vendere, comprare, inviare foto o messaggi dall’ altra parte del mondo.

Sembrerebbe di vedere realizzato quell’ uomo vitruviano che Leonardo Da Vinci aveva disegnato. L’ Umanesimo che ritorna. Eppure viviamo un’ epoca di grandi conflitti ideologici e assistiamo ad un generale ritorno al passato. È in discussione l’uomo come essere sociale, le leggi, i confini, le alleanze. Il risultato di questo passaggio, il risultato degli ultimi decenni è quello di un uomo alla ricerca di se stesso, un uomo che cambia e cerca una nuova strada. E l’ Arte si aggiorna e cambia le sue tecniche. Usa dispositivi mobili (iPhone, iPad, smartphone) per scattare foto e poi le edita con le apps sul telefono. Si chiama ‘Mobile Art’ ed è diffusa in America e in Europa, negli USA in particolare. Una intera comunità di artisti condivide questa passione, partecipa a Contest ed eventi internazionali, espone nelle gallerie e vende il proprio lavoro. Le influenze sono tante. Prima di tutto i grandi maestri della Storia dell’ Arte e poi gli illustratori o i grafici che utilizzano software e sistemi ultima generazione.

I Figli dell’Era Digitale hanno un aspetto filiforme o incerto. Sono figure accennate, passaggi di ombra e luce. Movimento. Essi frequentano le Esposizioni di Arte, girano per le strade della cittá, passeggiano al mare, siedono nei locali a chiacchierare. Sono come noi. O meglio, siamo noi. Uomini e donne aperti al nuovo, curiosi, interessati, studiosi di una realtà che si muove, una realtà dove la diversità è ricchezza. Uomini e donne che viaggiano e che si interessano a tutto ciò che accade nel mondo perché tutto il mondo è CASA. Sono uomini e donne che hanno grandi ideali di pace, di fratellanza, di amicizia, di amore. Sono sognatori che usano la immaginazione e la intelligenza per trasformare un mondo imperfetto in qualcosa di migliore… I Figli dell’ Era Digitale vivono il presente ma guardano al futuro. Sanno di essere atomi di una esistenza molto piú grande e sono curiosi di conoscerla. Sono pionieri di una nuova epoca, sono esploratori instancabili.