One Square Meter of Roots: Swarte

3 Apr
Swarte, Manuela Vulpescu, Corina Olaru, Contemporary Romanian Art, One Square Meter of Roots, Digital Photography and painting Swarte, Manuela Vulpescu, Corina Olaru, Contemporary Romanian Art, One Square Meter of Roots, Digital Photography and paintingSwarte, Manuela Vulpescu, Corina Olaru, Contemporary Romanian Art, One Square Meter of Roots, Digital Photography and paintingSwarte, Manuela Vulpescu, Corina Olaru, Contemporary Romanian Art, One Square Meter of Roots, Digital Photography and paintingClick to enlarge

It’s hard not to think of Gotye’s Someone that I Used to Know video when looking at these works by Romanian duo Swarte. But love, anger, and heartbreak don’t seem to be on Corina Olaru and Manuela Vulpescu’s agenda. Instead, their collaborative series of 18 pieces titled One Square Meter of Roots combines painting, drawing, body art and, finally, photography, in an exploration of what made more than 70 tribes from all over the world able to survive and conserve themselves over time. The balance between emotions and symbols varies from one work to another, offering personal reflection and identification to and from the viewer with each artwork’s message and story explained here by the artists.

2 Responses to “One Square Meter of Roots: Swarte”

  1. Anonymous April 3, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Looks like they were inspired by the work of Vera Lehndorff (Veruschka) and Holger Trulzsch in the late 60’s and 70’s.

  2. collabcubed April 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Interesting!

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