Raluca Buzura

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Raluca Buzura

I attended the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, department ceramic-glass-metal, and then, from 2007, I followed master in the same section. During the studies, my works were in the installation area, participating in various projects and exhibitions. Since 2009, main focus becomes contemporary jewelry design.  My interest in jewelry may also come from the fact that this area has not been given much attention. Frequently, people use to see it only as an over plus brought to the human body, that has a value depending on the material used. Therefore, it was also a challenge to change viewer’s angle and to reveal an alternative, and more precisely that jewelry can be considered a work of art in its own right, having an artistic understanding, concept and message that can cover a wide range of fields. I continued to work by maintaining a preference for ceramic materials, due to the transformation of the material from one state to another: once acquired a certain shape, it can’t return to what it was before. I like to combine seemingly fragile ceramic material with metal hardness or the warmth of a fabric, then to submit the form to compositional experiments that create the most expressive side of my creations. My work is a translation in porcelain of my personal experiences, trying to obliterate these traces during the process by simplifying the boundaries between real and abstract, in a swirl of shapes and texture waterfalls from which are foreseen flashes of gold. The result of these experiences I like to think that is a legacy, a proof of my existence that reflects on the society, making it if not better, at least more beautiful and trying to rekindle the gap between public and art, by presenting a variety of aesthetic shapes and ideas that could remove it from the serial area.

Personal details


Date of birth: 01/12/1984


Place of birth: Tasnad, Romania


Nationality: Romanian


Currently located in Barcelona


 


Education


1999-2003, Fine Arts High School “Romulus Ladea” Cluj-Napoca, Decorative Arts – Ceramics


Department


2003-2007, University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca, Decorative Arts, Ceramics-Glass-Metal


Department


October 2006-January 2007, Erasmus mobility at University of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland


2007-2009, master, University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca, Ceramics-Glass-Metal


Department


 


Artistic Experience


January 2007 collective exhibition of ceramic installation, Wroclaw, Poland


May 2007 collective exhibition, Architecture Days, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


October 2007 "Interferente" Project, Keramion Museum, Frechen-Koln, Germany


November 2008 Ceramics Biennale, Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


April 2009 "Autor"- Contemporary Jewelry Fair, Carturesti Gallery, Bucharest, Romania


July 2009 collective exhibition, ceramic installation, Expo Transilvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


October 2009 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 2nd edition, French Institute, Bucharest, Romania


November 2009 “Hitchcock. Remise”, personal exhibition, installation, Visual Kontakt Gallery,


Oradea, Romania


May 2010 " Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 3rd edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania


November 2010 " Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 4th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania


April 2011 " Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 5th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania


July 2011 "Pasarela Access", design exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art,


Bucharest, Romania


November 2011 " Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 6th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania


March 2012 collective exhibition, Silver Business Center, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


May 2012 " Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 7th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania


May 2012 "Avanpremiere", Fashion Show, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest,


Romania


June 2012 "Feeric" Festival, Fashion Show, Sibiu, Romania


October 2012 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 8th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania


November 2012 "Avanpremiere", Fashion Show, National Museum of Contemporary Art,


Bucharest, Romania


April 2013 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 9th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania


April 2013 "Avanpremiere", Fashion Show, Bellagio House, Bucharest,Romania


May 2013 Romanian Contemporary Design Exhibition, European Commission Headquarters,


Bruxelles, Belgium


June 2013 "Feeric" Festival, Fashion Show, Sibiu, Romania


November 2013 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 10th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania


November 2013 "Avanpremiere", Fashion Show, Bellagio House, Bucharest,Romania


February 2014 Inhorgenta Premium Order, International Jewelry Fair, Munich, Germany


May 2014 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 11th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania


May 2014 "Avanpremiere", Fashion Show, The One Club, Bucharest Romania


November 2014 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 12th edition, University House, Bucharest, Romania


December 2014 "Marche de Noel", University House, Bucharest, Romania


May 2015 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 13th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania


June 2015 "Caolin"- Contemporary Ceramics Fair, 2nd edition, Etnographic Museum, Cluj- Napoca, Romania


October 2015 "Cluj Design Days", collective design exhibition, Tiff House, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


October 2015 "EUNIC"-fashion and design fair, 2nd edition, De Markten Cultural Centre,


Bruxelles, Belgium


November 2015 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 14th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania


November 2015 "Zain Design Expressions", collective design exhibition / fashion show, Cluj-


Napoca, Romania


March 2016 “Le printemps des potiers”, collective jewelry exhibition, Ravaisou Gallery, Bandol,


France


April 2016 “Autor” – Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 15th edition, Grand Hotel du Boulevard,


Bucharest, Romania


October 2016 “Joya” – Alliages Contest, Santa Monica Arts Centre, Barcelona, Spain November 2016 “SIERAAD ART JEWELRY FAIR”, Gashouder Westergasfabriek , Amsterdam, Netherlands


December 2016 “IRREVERSIBLE”, personal exhibition, Popeye Loves Olive Gallery, Athens,


Greece


April 2017, collective exhibition, Lijn 3 Gallery, Hofstede, Netherlands


April 2017 “LOOT: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY”, jewelry art fair, Museum of Art and Design, New York,


United States of America


July 2017 “WHERE THE ALMOND TREES AND WIND MILLS ARE”, personal exhibition, Bot – Terra


Alta, Spain


November 2017 “SIERAAD ART JEWELRY FAIR”, Gashouder Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam,


Netherlands



Publications and reviews


Suitcase Magazine London, 2013, p.161


Etiquette Magazine, September 2014, cover


Goldschmeide Zeitung Hamburg, image of the month section, March 2015, p.16


Le Vif Weekend Bruxelles, October 2015, p.26 http://www.dreamingof.net/fantastic-world-of-jewellery-raluca-buzura-designer/ Le Printemps des potiers, March 2016, image of the event


https://www.facebook.com/269633459796638/photos/a.269657516460899.62105.2696334597


96638/964619616964682/?type=3&theater


New Necklaces by Nicolas Estrada, March 2016, cover


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/8416504083/klimt0200-20