Playing with Technology - Materials interacting is a series of digital prints - prinscreens taken with phone. The works are moments surprised during live interactions between elements like gunpowder, water, fire, ice, sand, air, etc. in digital environment (more precisely in “Sandbox” app). This projects opens a dialogue between “real” materials and how they interact when the reality is changed (from physical world to digital one). When the material is taken out of its original context and transposed in a different one, it acts according to the new environment - in this case, the virtual reality.
Mesaje de interes Lokal - Messages of Lokal interest
“Mesaje de interes Lokal” (En: “Messages of Lokal interest”) is a publication made of bits of publications/flyers/books found in Lokal (a pub in Bucharest), which were collected and collated.
Edit was a a part of a bigger project built together with a group of 4 other artists where all of us blended our works together. My bit was called Edit which had 2 elements: the edited walls and the edited book. Briefly, the purpose of those was to promote a visual language, understandable by everyone, without needing words.
‘By carefully editing the walls Olar has revealed a ‘meta-text'. Holes revealed, tape and paint layers peeled back, new marks excavated from past students in the studio. For Olar, this process explores her concern that art should be understood as expression and experience and not through the tools of written or coded, spoken language. In this space, Olar has created a language, in which traces, underlines, personal marks and symbols act unconsciously. As her title implies, Relational Aesthetics, from Bourriaud's text, she is concerned with encounter, proximity and resisting social formatting.’ - Esther Windsor, Curator, MA Fine Art Programme Leader
The show took part in Birimgham School of Arts, Birmingham UK, in September 2018
Selfie - Analogue
Selfie - Analogue was my B.A. diploma project. The work questions the identity of man nowadays, one confusing the image of himself with the advertised one on social media platforms. Due to this contradiction, the project has been approached traditionally and raw, adopting Ana Mendieta’s manner. The “Selfie” project contained six face-printed acrylic canvases and one video, as process documentation.
Dream Fountain is a project made in collaboration with Eduard Bălaș . Because of its shape one would expect to find the bottom at the end of the bowl, but surprisingly, it goes deeper. The Dream Fountain is filled with warm water with a layer of white, light textile on top. The audience is invited to dip their hands in and search for the bottom.