I’ve seen Cătălina Aprofirei (Ninart) almost a year ago at Street Delivery. She was painting over a bicycle-wheeled barrel, for some reason. I still got no clue why or what was that (it looked impressive, though), but I’m sure of this: she was technically absorbed by her work.
Of course, that wasn’t enough. She wanted more. She though to herself, “hmm, maybe photography isn’t such a bad idea!”. And she photographed herself and some other folks in these peaceful and silent states pictures below. After that, she started to play with digital art, working on some pretty illustrations and photo-manipulations of her own. After that, she simply dived into pencil and watercolor drawing, handmade objects and make-up art.
I followed her page, obviously, looking for more information about activity, ideas and so on, in my own professional-stalking way. Soon, I’ve come to the conclusion that she was not a painter, or a photographer for that matter. She was mostly known for her different, out-of-the-box sculptural views. Her own versions of totems and visual abstraction. That sweet combo of 3D-Kandinsky and native-american symbols.
Ninart’s is all about universality, about crushing boundaries. I believe that the true artistic spirits don’t limit themselves at one or two arts. They’re constantly looking to do all, to create all, to see all. The art of ubiquity, I reckon. “Don’t make me choose!”, she seems to say. “Because I’m going to choose everything!”.
You can find more of artworks on her blog.