Piece description from the artist
Brooklyn Eiffel Tower – Coney Island, Brooklyn NY.
"Coney Island and Other Magical Places” is a series of vivid, colorful and lighthearted pieces. Saturated hues, scratches, textures, and blurred motion combine to add a certain charm and nostalgia to each print.
About the Coney Island Project:
"Browsing through my repository of images, I started to be attracted to a subconscious theme running through the work that was induced by childhood memories of the Black Sea: an archive of nostalgic moments mapping my own displacement in the New World.
Roaming between panoramas and close ups, all the new, the lens of time over exposes the old glam in subconscious dreamscapes."
Mina Teslaru (°1982, Bucharest) is a multi-media artist working in photography and installation. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, Teslaru investigates the dynamics of the landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
Her photos establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, she creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
Her works never shows the complete structure. This results in the fact that the artist can easily imagine an own interpretation without being hindered by the historical reality. By applying abstraction, she tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations.
The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. Mina Teslaru currently lives and works in Roxbury, NY.