A visual artist and an architect, Andreea Hriscu was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1984. She studied architecture at UAUIM, Bucharest, from where she graduated with an advanced studies degree.
Her abstract art, mainly black and white painting and photography, originates from the need to address existential anxiety, using art as a self therapy tool.
She opened her first solo exhibition in April 2016 at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Beijing, China. Her use of ink reminds us of the traditional Chinese paintings, but a closer look reveals a totally new and original technique. Intriguing in their appearance the paintings depict organic compositions that hold hidden messages. The pictures created put the mind in search for meaning, and each person sees something else in them. In this way the paintings become personal both for the painter and for the viewer. What for the painter is a therapeutic tool, for the viewer becomes a mirror into their own subconscious.
While in China, in addition to her solo exhibition she participated in a number of group exhibitions, and held Painting performances in collaboration with musicians in Beijing, Bangkok and Berlin.
She is currently based in Berlin, Germany
Exhibitions & Performances:
"A Dance With Nothingness" - April 2016 - Solo paining exhibition at the Romanian Cultural Institute, Beijing, China
"Artists Without Borders Show" - August 2016 - Group Exhibition, Exclamation Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
"Bangbangbangbang" - August 2016 - Group Exhibition, No Way Space, Caochangdi Art District, Beijing, China
"Invisible Landscapes" - April 2018 - Painting Performance in collaboration with the experimental music group DFA 89, DDC, Beijing, China
"I'll Show You Fear in a Handful of Dust" - April 2018 - Painting Performance in collaboration with the experimental music group DFA 89, Yue Space, Beijing, China
"Experimental Edge" - July 2018 - Painting Performance in collaboration with the experimental music group Silent ((O))), Jam Bar, Bangkok, Thailand
"Experimental War" - April 2018 - Painting Performance in collaboration with the experimental music group Silent ((O))), The Overstay, Bangkok, Thailand
"Emerge feat Nekronoise & Andreea" - July 2019 - Painting Performance in collaboration with the experimental music groups Emerge and Nekronoise, An Der Autobhan, Berlin, Germany
Dansul cu neantul - Dialog cu artista Andreea Hriscu – Interviu realizat de Nina Gherman pentru Radio China International