I started my artistic career as a jewelry designer, however painting is my passion. It stirs my soul deeper than any other art form. Designing and painting are both expressions of creativity, spurring one to always search, I think, for life moments rather than answers.
I was born in Romania, then moved to Canada in 1990 and it was a turning point in my personal and artistic life with surroundings changing and new experiences enriching my imagination.
Change and life can be daunting. Painting, I find, gives me the courage to be vulnerable; to be myself, so it acts as the bridge between me and the world. It serves as my inner peace, yet there is a beautiful struggle to express all that is in me.
My quest of life and a passionate curiosity serve as the foundation of my love for my work. Each painting is passionately present, like my thoughts; shapes and shades come to life effortlessly.
I don’t consider my art abstract because abstract art seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colours and textures without representing an external reality. Rather, I call them “dreamscapes”, because when I paint, my intention is to touch an emotional chord with such intensity that I can’t distinguish if it’s pain or happiness. I collect bits of nature, human forms, and sparkles of light and interpret them back into my art romantically.
The awakening of life is an endless wonder. I’m so grateful for this gift of passion as it provides me with an endless creative journey!
Nothing compares with the discovery of your own verse. I encourage you to spend some time to explore what might feed your soul.
These pieces along with other work by Hajni are available for sale by clicking here.
Ontario: Hamilton Art Gallery, Burlington Art Centre, Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
Saskatchewan: Thomas More Gallery, Frances Morrison Gallery
British Columbia: Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver; Richmond Art Gallery, Delta Arts Council, Arts Council of New Westminster Gallery; Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver – Awarded Honourable Mention; Roam Gallery, Suquet, Vancouver
Embassy of Romania, Ottawa, Ontario
Hamilton City Hall, Hamilton, Ontario
Henderson General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario
Theater Aquarius, Hamilton, Ontario
Canada, USA, Hungary, Romania, Japan, England