HYDROPHILIA by Super Smooth Studio

Since our last talk with Mimi Ciora and Mircea Popescu, the artist duo has been busy with the project Super Smooth Studio. Their exhibition HYDROPHILIA, currently hosted by Atelier 030202, in Bucharest, until November 12th, 2014, embodies the love for water and the obsessive interest in its infinite runway.

Water is presented in the exhibition as both symbol of life and death, and in all its forms, natural or artificial, giving birth to hybrid creatures, at the edge between illusion and reality.

‘All the artworks are collaborative, combining two different styles seemingly incompatible: the organicity of Mimi Ciora’s drawings and the “mecanomorphous” interpretations by Mircea Popescu. They develop through techniques of drawing and assemblage a surreal world with influences from primitive art, pop art, lowbrow art and kitsch. Super Smooth Studio is the name of the collaboration between the two visual artists, who began the project in 2010. The term “super smooth” defines their own drawing technique, the name being inspired by the name of the super flat art movement. And the second part – “studio” – is referring to the studio / home in Timișoara, space which is shared with a cat and a turtle’.

 

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Images © Super Smooth Studio (Mimi Ciora & Mircea Popescu)

 

HYDROPHILIA / EXHIBITION

Mimi Ciora & Mircea Popescu

Super Smooth Studio

HYDROPHILIA

Images © Super Smooth Studio (Mimi Ciora & Mircea Popescu)

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Photos: The re:art

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