Ilie Vaduva (b. 1979 Romania) started drawing and painting as a child attending art school at an early age. He moved on to study mural painting at the high school of art and then he enrolled in graphic art studies at the Art University of Timisoara. Ilie participated in numerous group exhibitions in his native country. He migrated to the United States and currently resides and works in his studio in Chicago. In 2015 he had his first solo exhibition in USA and has participated in several group shows in Chicago, IL and Miami, FL.
Ilie Vaduva • Superstition, Linocut, 2016
This linoleum cut is a study of the hand in a cross-fingered position that in popular belief represents the superstition of trying to prevent something from happening or hoping it will not happen. The hand is a very expressive and complex study just like a person’s portrait. I created my focus point with the brightest area on the two fingers crossed, using cross hatching. Together with the pictorial areas in the background it recreates the mystic atmosphere of the superstitions.
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