Ioana Maria Sisea – (EROS)ION @ Galateca
The solo show (EROS)ION by Ioana Maria Sisea, curator Alina Bucur, presented by Galateca Gallery from November 12th to 28th, 2015, features human scale porcelain hearts sculpted as if broken, bearing the scars and marks of extraordinary experiences, turned into ruins, lost in ashes or simply left to mold.
Their purity no longer survives the mixture with the intrusive gold and the poisonous honey, or the disintegration process resulted in contact with organic and artificial matter. As in the case of Bleeding Gold, we notice the powerful contrast between the fragility of porcelain and the wounds indicating a deeper trauma, both physical and emotional.
The erosion of the heart is also the erosion of the Eros, of love, specific to human relationships today. There is nothing natural in the way we feel and connect, rather dissimulation. We pretend to love, to care, and our hearts have become dark and cold, educated to respond only to certain stimuli, while emotion is fading away with each heartbeat.
Images courtesy of the artist. First three photos: Alex Galmeanu, the rest by Cristian Ardeleanu.