Natalia Lazurca at BARIL

Artist: Natalia Lazurca

Exhibition title: Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk

Venue: BARIL, Cluj, Romania

Date: March 30 – May 19, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and BARIL

” I think of them as things. The idea of things is something really interesting. The word can have so many meanings. In french you keep hearing this quelques choses. Il faut que je te dise quelques choses. And it’s funny ’cause it’s a rather long arrangement of words so it must stand for something important. And you find this in every possible language. Things are really essential for shaping the world around because everything is a thing.

So these are the things I employ for passing the time. Well, the things of this year. And there are times when just the making of these things fills me with the greatest joy. These are the things of equally great and equally little worth. So maybe what I’m after is making these things matter just a little bit more, be less bored and more excited.

Like counting the trees  along the highway, this making of something out of nothing pushes boredom a little bit further away, ‘cause we always know, in a strange kind of knowing – that boredom can return at any time.

It’s quite straightforward actually, it’s just me chasing this feeling. But hopefully this is the last time I’m doing this, from now on I’m gonna take things a bit more seriously, as the lyrics go:

Well, well, believe it or not/ She covered every last inch of entire sidewalk

And she stopped.” (Natalia Lazurca)

Natalia Lazurca (b. 1995, Timișoara) studied Painting at UAD Cluj-Napoca (graduated in 2017), currently being a master student of the Ceramics Dep. at the same university.  She received scholarships in Belgium (Liège) and Italy (Rome). Natalia Lazurca also exhibited in collective events such as: Stepping under the mirror, Matca Art Space (Cluj-Napoca), 2017, Media Art Festival – 3rd edition – DA DA DA, Arad, 2016, 89plusplus # 1, non + ultra (The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca), 2016, I am what I am, Baril (Cluj-Napoca), 2015, with Radio Tern.

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Well, Well, believe it or not. She covered every last inch of the entire sidewalk, 2018, exhibition view, BARIL, Cluj

Natalia Lazurca, Deafened, 2018, oil and acrylic on paper and canvas, 199x190cm

Natalia Lazurca, Super Blue Blood Moon, 2018, oil and acrylic on paper, 192×140 cm

Natalia Lazurca, Things That Leave You Feeling Empty, 2018, oil on canvas, 192×140 cm

Natalia Lazurca, The Room, 2018, oil on canvas, 178×199 cm

Natalia Lazurca, Still Life, 2018, oil on canvas cardboard, 40×30 cm

Natalia Lazurca, Window Still, 2018, oil on canvas cardboard, 20×30 cm

Natalia Lazurca, Double G, 2018, burned colored clay and blue glaze, 21x32x10 cm

Natalia Lazurca, Untitled, 2018, chamotte, clay, colored glass, 19×19 cm

Natalia Lazurca, Untitled, 2018, chamotte, 20×40 cm

Natalia Lazurca, Double G, 2018, burned colored clay and white glaze, 26x28x12 cm

Natalia Lazurca, Double G, 2018, burned colored clay, 50x38x15 cm

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