Cluca’s illustrations have a sense of bygone elegance. Her figures may remind you of your grandmother or photographs of early 2oth century gentlemen dressed in their bespoke suits.
As Cluca states: “It all started with an attraction to “photos trouvées” – photographs found in my grand-‐parents’ boxes, in family albums and at flee markets”.
I remember reading an article about people who search for photographs abandoned on the shelves of junk shops, so-‐called “anthropologists of the mundane.” I always felt there was a strong connection between my socioanthropology studies and my artistic practice.
As an atemporal source, photography is reinvented through my paintings, which carry imprints of imagination and the facts which I choose to attribute to them. Acting like social markers, the poses and postures of the bodies tell a story that mixes individual identity and collective memory – an interlacing that generates many questions which inspire the ongoing painting.
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