LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Born in Romania in 1967, Syona, a.k.a. Simona Dan, originally pursued a brilliant career as a contemporary dance choreographer. Graduate of the Romanian University of Science and Arts (Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts, major in Choreography and minor in Scenography), Simona run for over a decade workshops on self-awareness, self-exploration and recovery of inner potential through movement. In 2010, Simona developed the "Inside-Outside" Movement and Dance Awareness Technique, which she presented at the Non-Formal Education Laboratory, under Aegis of the Romanian Agency for Community Programs in the field of Education and Vocational Training. Simona used techniques and elements of self-awareness, introspection through dance, defining the space in which bodily forms become words, generating authentic and deep messages from the inside to the outside...
Settled in the UK in 2018, Simona started painting upon a "call received in her heart" - as she likes to say - thus, "Syona" being born... Simona's passion for choreography was thus beautifully transposed by Syona in colour, texture and flow.
Today, with confidence, Syona discovers the world of abstract art and positions herself in a natural way. She is particularly fond of textures and the superposition of layers of colours. The large format inspires her. Syona mainly uses acrylic as a medium, known for its versatility, its composition making possible both almost solid 3-D structures, and fluid forms, almost aquatic. The quick drying allows faster colour superposition. Syona uses both brush and spatula as tools of choice for her paintings. She likes to use paint and gold leaf, to bring vibrance to her paintings, since the mixture of the two mediums creates magnificent and original effects.
WHO I AM
I position myself as an abstract expressionist artist and work mainly with acrylic as a medium
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