1995. Bill Clinton “mistakenly” confirms that Area 51 exists. Microsoft releases Windows 95, the first major consumer-oriented edition of Windows. Ebola epidemic kills almost 250 people in Central-Africa. And, finally, the instant-cult, independent film “Kids”, directed by Larry Clark, sees the big screen.
Starring prominent actresses in their youth, such as Chloë Sevigny or Rosario Dawson, “Kids” is still haunting us more than two decades later, mainly for that scene, for the anxiety of it, but also for its authentic, refreshing depiction of teenagers, their views of life and their micro-universe or alternative society of its own.
Once you leave those years behind, some doors permanently lock up. You forget the language, the unwritten laws and you face your imminent pariahdom. Their society keeps flourishing, only without you in it.
But what if I told you I can get you in somehow, as my plus one? I got connections. I know a guy who knows a guy, who knows a guy… Just check the webzine once in while for a series of articles featuring teenagers, youngsters ravenous for art, kids with mindsets that would kick your brains in the teeth.
Diana Vrinceanu is a 17 years old artist-in-progress from Buzau (Romania). Her take on art is a combination of excessively minimal, meaningful drawings, trippy otherwise random photography and existentialist meme-art.
Even though she doesn’t consider herself an artist (she even uses quote marks when it comes to the notion of “art”), her imagery has real potential. Her thoughts are better expressed via images, but that’s valid for anyone nowadays, I suppose. “I’ve had my first art encounter when I was 14”, she tells Cultartes Magazine. “Every piece I deliver has got a background: a story, a past or hours and hours of music”.
In her creative impulse (I avoid using the term “process”, because it doesn’t really show) she just crops images and texts, mixing digital collages with an obvious attitude of “fuck Photoshop skills and all that!”. The message is there for who knows how to read it. Talking about her sketches, the message comes easier, since is embedded in there, one way or another.
In the end, her pictures preserve the same spontaneity. Either is a wall or the back of her throat. Views from all the perspectives; as she says: “I like to be everywhere and n o w h e r e”.
Check Diana Vrinceanu’s artworks on Instagram.
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