Rifas

Rifas

Location: Romania

WEBSITE:
https://web.facebook.com/SafirRifasArt/
http://www.saatchiart.com/safirifas
https://www.singulart.com/en/artist/safir-and-rifas-11805
EMAIL:
safir_rifas@yahoo.com

RIFAS

Diana Pantea born on 28.04.1983 in Deva. In the years of study in faculty, MFA, and Ph.D. studies, I accumulated the experience and values each artist need. My artistic approach presents a series of themes and subjects the synthesis of the "abyss" found in the Fine Arts, and is discussed in broad perspectives, with projections of shadows and reflections in the mystic field, of cosmogony and primordial sin, but also tragic, cybernetics and imaginary, artificial morbidity of modernity, metaphorical and violent actionism that distort reality and transforms it, creating a shadow image of what lies in the depths of the human being. There is a number of issues that discuss the artistic abyss outlined in my paintings. My creations include traditional paintings and drawings in which the approach shows a substrate that raises topics of psychological, philosophical, mystical, mythological. Mixed technique paintings are made by joining or patching pictorial surfaces with different combinations of materials and textures of cloth, cardboard, plywood, crystals, and pulp color, well-integrated in the coherence compositional structure.
"Matter and deformed concept of the relief form are the two approaches that define my art. What I want to output through my work is that whatever has a shape, color, and relief and is tangible as the matter is ephemeral. Materiality does not last, and yet, we are trying to capture its time and duration through painting. Everything starts from a point, then materializes in a form, a notion of reality. Reality defines us but we are not characterized by it, what makes us unique is our imagination and creative ability, that's why my artistic theme has varied artistic approaches, and the link between real and imaginary is the raw material and the relief applied on evenness of the canvas. Creation is a delirium of the imaginary matter: Flemish reality combined with the physical substance of imaginary fantastic ideas. "(RIFAS, Diana Loredana Pantea)

RIFAS - DIANA lOREDANA PANTEA
Education:

Doctorship
2013 – 2016 – Western University, Faculty of Art and Design, Ph.D. studies, Timisoara.
2016 – Ph.D. Thesis in Painting: „Expressions of the abyss in visual arts”
Doctorship / Postuniversitary degree
2014 - 2015 – ERASMUS Scholarship at Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey.

Master / Postuniversitary degree
2009 - 2011 – Western University, Faculty of Art and Design, Timisoara.
2011 – MFA Dissertation Thesis on image sources and resources "Fall into Matter"
Master / Postuniversitary degree
2010 - 2011 – Workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts with the artist Hans Schnell, Munich, Germany.

University (graduate)
2002 - 2006 – University of Art and Design (2006 - 2009), Cluj Napoca
2006 - Thesis in Painting: "The loss of Lucifer"

High School / Vocational School
1998 - 2002 – High School of Music and Fine Arts "Sigismund Toduta", Deva.

ARTISTIC ACTIVITY
DIANA LOREDANA PANTEA - RIFAS
Personal exhibitions:

2018 – Personal Exhibition of paintings entitled "Angeli et Daemones", at Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization, Deva.
2016 – Personal Exhibition of paintings entitled „In Mundi Vanitas” at Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization, Deva.
2011 – Personal Exhibition of paintings entitled "Entropic Field" 2011 in Colorida Art Gallery, Portugal.
2011 – Personal Exhibition of paintings entitled "Rock Memorandum" at Cultural Center "Habitus", Sibiu, Artmania International Festival.
2007 – Personal Exhibition of paintings entitled "Morbid",at Art Theatre, Deva.
2006 – Personal exhibition of computer graphics, "2D Experiment", at the Cultural Center of the Library of Octavian Goga, Cluj-Napoca.
2006 – Personal exhibition of paintings and drawings of portraits entitled "Rock stars III", at the local "Seven", Cluj-Napoca.
2006 – Personal Exhibition of paintings entitled "The Fall", at the local "Rock, Jazz &
Blues", Deva.
2005 – Personal exhibition of paintings and drawings of portraits entitled "Rock stars II" at the local "Rock, Jazz & Blues", Deva.
2005 – Personal exhibition of paintings entitled "Red Darkness" at the local "Rock, Jazz & Blues", Deva.
2004 – Personal exhibition of paintings and drawings entitled "Red Darkness" at the local "Jazz", Cluj-Napoca.
2003 – Personal exhibition of painting, a series of portraits entitled "Rock Stars", at the local "Jazz", Cluj-Napoca.

Group exhibitions:

2020 – Participation at the collective painting exhibition „The Fall Salon of Fine Artists”, at ClujArt Galley, Cluj-Napoca.
2018 – Exhibition of objects "Anything can Glow" from ArtZept 2018 Zepter International Design Contest, Italy, exhibited in a traveling exhibition organized by Zepter International.
Link: http://www.artzept.com/page/gallery/list-of-artists-2018/diana-loredana.aspx
2017 – Group exhibition "ARTundressed Orlando - Creative Nude Art Exhibition and Performances", at Orlando - Florida, United States.
2016 – Group exhibition "Asta N. 2 - Arte Moderna, Post War, Contemporanea e Fotografia", with the painting "Dreaming under the golden silk veil" at the PICENUM Art Gallery, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Cingoli, Italy.
2015 – Group exhibition of Doctoral Students at The Attic Gallery, Faculty of Arts and Design, Timisoara.
2014 – Group exhibition Ph.D. Art Students Gala of Faculty of Arts and Design, Western University, at Art House - Pygmalion Gallery, Timisoara.
2013 – Collective International exhibition "The Story of the Creative", in New York City.
2013 –Annual Group Exhibition of Ph.D. Students, Faculty of Arts and Design, Western University, Exhibition Space of Timisoara City Hall, Timisoara.
2013 – Anniversary Group Art Exhibition on the occasion "University Day" at Western University, Timisoara.
2012 – Group exhibition "Salon of Young Artists", 2nd edition, "Modernity, Innovation, Experiment" BCUT Hall at the University Library and Pygmalion Gallery, Timisoara.
2011 – Group exhibition „The MFA painting exhibition”, Class of 2011, at the Faculty of Arts and Design, U.V.T., Timisoara.
2011 – Group exhibition "Im Kontext" – „Hans Schnell Internationale Kunst der Gegenwart”, Austria, alongside famous artists such as Josef Beuys, HANS SCHNELL, PAUL SCHNEIDER, EMIL SCHUMACHER, etc.
http://www.hans-schnell.de/ausstellungen/ausstellungen.html
2011 – Group exhibition of objects "Box for everything and for nothing" from ArtZept 2011, Zepter International Design Contest, Italy, exhibited in a traveling exhibition organized by Zepter International.
http://www.artzept.com/page/gallery/list-of-artists-2011/diana-loredana-pantea.aspx
2010 – The First Year MA Students Exhibition of painting, "Entropy Need" at Pygmalion Gallery of Art House, Timisoara.
2010 – Group exhibition "Open Gallery", with the painting "Metamorphosis" at the Art Center Gallery "Forma", Deva.
2010 – Group Exhibition of Timisoara Western University students with the painting, "Cadaverik", Arad.
2010 – Group exhibition "City Days" with the painting "Twilight Town" at the House of Culture, Campina.
2009 – Group exhibition, "Visual Arts Saloon" with the painting "Defragmentation" at Art Museum, Timisoara.
2008 – Group exhibition with the project, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" Graffiti Happening – Experimental Art at the Art Center Gallery "Form", Deva.
2006 – Group exhibition of the University of Art and Design Graduates, Painting Department, Class of 2006 with the series of paintings, entitled "The loss of Lucifer" at the Expo Transylvania Center, Cluj-Napoca.


Portfolio:

In Mundi Vanitas

The collection of paintings "In the In Mundi vanitas" captures the inner image of the human being. Dehumanizes the individual as a species in contemporary society which is based on the inner conflicts of the human being caused by the immense contrast between what humans desire, feel, and perceive.

The Devil. Mephistopheles “The Devil. Mephistopheles”

By Rifas
Original artwork
Oil on canvas
140cm x 190cm
This work was inspired by the description of the Devil in literature which combines the dramatic psychological effect in correlation with the eternity and death concept.

 To my death, To my funeral I “ To my death, To my funeral I”

This painting represents a rendering of the death imagined and painted in modern composition. This work was inspired by a vision of my death. This work was inspired by a vision of my death.
By Rifas
Original artwork
Oil on canvas
110cm x 160cm

To my death, To my funeral II “To my death, To my funeral II”

This painting represents a rendering of the death imagined and painted in modern composition. This work was inspired by a vision of my death.
By Rifas
Original artwork
Oil on canvas
110cm x 160cm

Absinth with Francis Bacon “Absinth with Francis Bacon”

This work was inspired by the art of Francis Bacon. The distorted vision of the artist about the world her exposes in his painting is transposed in this rendering portrait of the artist. A painting that exposes the fears within every human being soul and mind.
By Rifas
Original artwork
Oil on canvas
50cm x 70cm

Angel of Death “Angel of Death”

by SAFIR & RIFAS
OIL ON CANVAS, 100cm x 70cm
ORIGINAL ARTWORK
This painting was inspired by the concept of Grim Reaper and The Dance of Death by Hans Holbein. The artwork shows a personal interpretation of the Death Angel.

 Armageddon Angel “ Armageddon Angel”

by SAFIR & RIFAS
OIL ON CANVAS, 100cm x 70cm
ORIGINAL ARTWORK
This painting was inspired by the concept of Grim Reaper and by the Apocalypse. The artwork shows a personal interpretation of the Armageddon Angel.