About

"There is so much life to live... There are so many miracles to recognise. There is so much beauty to feel, with every heartbeat...

with every breath"...

Syona

Biography

Born in Romania in 1967, Simona Dan firstly followed a brilliant career as a contemporary dance choreographer. Graduate of the Romanian University of Science and Arts, in Bucharest (Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts, major in Choreographic Art and minor in Scenography), Simona run for over a decade workshops on self-awareness, self-exploration and recovery of inner potential through movement. In 2010, Simona developed the "Inside-Outside" Movement and Dance Awareness Technique, which she presented at the Non-Formal Education Laboratory, under Aegis of the Romanian Agency for Community Programs in the field of Education and Vocational Training. Simona used techniques and elements of self-awareness, introspection through dance, defining the space in which bodily forms become words, generating authentic and deep messages from the inside to the outside...

Settled in the UK, Simona started painting in 2018, upon a "call received in her heart" - as she likes to say - thus, "Syona" being born...

Simona's passion for choreography was thus beautifully transposed by Syona in color, texture and fluidity.

In 2019, Syona was invited by the Society of Women Artists (SWA) to participate with 6 of her artworks at the Mall Galleries collective exhibition, in London, while 4 other artworks were selected to participate in the annual exhibition of the Pinakothek of Luxemburg, as part of the 2019 edition of the Emerging Artist of the Year International Award "Luxemburg Art Prize".

About

"There is so much life to live... There are so many miracles to recognise. There is so much beauty to feel, with every heartbeat...

with every breath"...

Syona

Biography

Born in Romania, Simona Dan originally pursued a brilliant career as a contemporary dance choreographer. Graduate of the Romanian University of Science and Arts (Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts, major in Choreography and minor in Scenography), Simona run for over a decade workshops on self-awareness, self-exploration and recovery of inner potential through movement. In 2010, Simona developed the "Inside-Outside" Movement and Dance Awareness Technique, which she presented at the Non-Formal Education Laboratory, under Aegis of the Romanian Agency for Community Programs in the field of Education and Vocational Training. Simona used techniques and elements of self-awareness, introspection through dance, defining the space in which bodily forms become words, generating authentic and deep messages from the inside to the outside...

Settled in the UK, Simona started painting in 2018, upon a "call received in her heart" - as she likes to say - thus, "Syona" being born...

Therefore, Simona's passion for choreography was beautifully and organically transposed by Syona in colour, texture and flow.

Artist Statement

As a multi-disciplinary artist, with a background in scenography and choreography, I position myself in the world of abstract expressionist art and work mainly with acrylic as a medium. Its versatility makes possible both solid 3-D layers and fluid aquatic forms. I am particularly fond of textures and the superposition of layers. In order to bring vibrance to my paintings, I like to mix acrylic with other mediums, such as gold leaf, maché or even gravel, since the mixture of those elements creates magnificent and original effects.

Through my abstract art, I explore the boundaries between the known and unknown, tending to dissolve the gap between observers and the object observed, in a space where useless questions leave us with the search for truth, in a moment of stillness.

Every time my brush touches the canvas, I am making a mark. It is a fundamental element in making any type of art and it’s how I begin to express emotion, movement, and other concepts I wish to convey in an artwork. It becomes possible, then, not simply to paint something, but to create something. To create and re-create myself. That is the miracle. That is the very reason I paint.

SYONA, represented by British agency Saatchi Art

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