Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cercuri: Anai Greog

The Romanian artist known as Anai Greog was another Society6 discovery for me - so wonderful! I love the consistent circular format and the colorful palette of the images, and how they manage to be simple yet complex at once! I can envision them blown up to the size of giant murals or panels, as textile patterns, or just as small objects to meditate upon in whichever functional format they appear.


"The Circles rise from a very personal place, and their purpose is to inspire and create emotion. Any emotion is good.

It was never in my plan to create art, it came as a surprise. Interestingly enough, I'm a psychotherapist and while learning to become one, I had to undergo a serious journey into my unconscious (I am still traveling) and by doing this for a while, it became really easy to me to express myself through shapes and colors. I always had a natural tendency to scribble and draw, but only recently it grew in a coherent form that I had the pleasure to share with others.
I was  first inspired by mandalas which I discovered trough the work of Carl Jung. I find the shape of the circle to be the most generous with me, it gives me limits but also freedom to grow all kinds of worlds inside.

I approach the creative process as a game and I am always curious of what will come out. Most of the times I don't know what I am doing. The shapes flow, the lines arrange themselves, I just allow it and I'm there to make it happen."

"There once was a circle looking for shapes, and some shapes looking for colors. This is their story."

1 comment:

  1. we have such similar taste in art and music, always a pleasure to read your posts x