Hello, I am Andreea, a Romanian and French artist and designer based in France. I’m specialized in textiles, but my art comes mainly from a love of materials. My main motivation: testing, trying and choosing the material that will best express my creative idea, and then work on it and transform it according to my sensitivity.
I love going to flea markets and conceive my compositions around unusual objects that I find. These are for me real treasures and they get this way a second life. But it is not only the renewal of the old… I also like to discover new materials, innovative and try to work them with traditional techniques to arrive at new forms of expression.
My artistic work and becoming is self-taught. During my childhood in Romania, I accompanied my grandmother for long hours in her work. She was a seamstress and knew all the textile techniques, a wealth of know-how: embroidery, weaving, patronage, sewing, crochet and knitting, she did it all! This is undoubtedly where the bases for my passion were laid.
Since then I have been working on different materials, sequins, feathers, yarn, lace, but also metal or stone, that I try to adapt to textile techniques for an original outcome. Doing is my way of learning: I touch, I feel, try, and above all, I persevere in trying up until I manage to express what I want to convey.