Livia Geambasu (b.1962) studied at “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest, Romania, making a statement through multidisciplinary fields: Architecture, Fine Arts, Interior Design, Product Design and Urban Planning. She is an architecture MA and member of The Romanian Order of Architects. She has been working independently since 2005 in Bucharest.
Livia picked up painting again in autumn 2015 after long years of working in architecture and design. She gained gallery international recognition in 2016 in the Taipei art / Art Revolution Taipei (A.R.T.) fair being between the finalists. 2017 year start with a digital participation in Basel, through Artbox Gallery (ARTBOX.PROJECT Basel 1.0).
Her work varies from conventional to bizarre compositions, from oil, acrylic or watercolor to ink, charcoal, pencil and has painted murals as well. Art doesn’t exist without creativity, originality and emotion, all joined by that special atmosphere of the creation – peaceful, storming, emotional or the ugly-beauty.
Some of her originals are in private collections in Romania, U.K., France, Chile, Colombia, Taiwan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Livia: “Only recently I started painting again with the passion of the childhood years. I explore continuously new styles and techniques, the dynamics of my work being it’s eclecticism. Subjects are born through my energetic feelings about images of real life. I associate unconventional images, paint moments of the social life of the city and build stories.”
2017 – June /14-18 >Digital Participation on a large TV (2 x 2 meter) display at “Jean Tinguely Luminator” exhibition event place in Euroairport>>> THE ARTBOX.PROJECT Basel 1.0 in Basel – Switzerland
2016 – July+August > ““Emotie si culoare” < Elite Prof Art, Crown Plaza, Bucharest, Romania
2016 – June > “Suntem oi sau ne prefacem” < Gallery, Leonida st., Bucharest, Romania
2016 – April > Art Revolution Taipei (A.R.T.) < Taipei / Taiwan participating with “Summer Eyes” and “Nyhavn at Sunset” paintings. “Summer Eyes” was sold.
2016 – March > “Summer Eyes” and “Nyhavn at Sunset” were collected by the A.R.T. (Art Revolution Taipei annual art fair). First preview (VIP) took place in “Get Art Museum” Art Gallery/ Taipei / Taiwan
2015 – Oct > Works selected by curators of the gallery Salons Art Shopping au Carrousel du Louvre / Paris to exhibit at 24-25 October 2015 and May & October 2016 (by courtesy of Monsieur Stéphane de Boysson / Salon Art Shopping)
2015 – Sept > Participating at Art Walk Street Exhibition (Hanul cu Tei) – Bucharest / Romania
1992- 2015 > worked exclusively paintings for architecture own projects presentations
1989-1991 > Commissioned by Ali Moussawi Architecture Company, Baghdad, Iraq to draw and paint interior design arabesque decorations for two presidential art and architecture competitions.
> 1987 solo exhibition opens at National Theatre’s Foyer in Caracal City, Romania.
> 1982-1987 Annual “Feast of Spring” – Spring miniatures show on the street, Bucharest
> 1981 first personal exhibition opens at Ionita Asan Pinacoteca
> Commissioned by Ionita Assan High School to create murals botanical paintings
> At age 12 she begins to take private painting lessons with painter Mrs. Eleonora Vasâlca (teacher which was graduated Magna cum Laude at The National University of Arts in Bucharest)