Vladimir Ivaneanu

As son of a set designer theatre seeped naturally into my own work. Printmaking became my own private theatre where I can lead and intervene as a director without any time or budget limit. During the past years the famous Shakespearean sentence 'All the world is a stage, and all the men and women merely playes' functioned as a leitmotif in my work. But the last years the thematic emphasis shifted to the second part of this famous sentence 'They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts,'[1]. In my latest works I am more and more interested in how the player constructs his character and how it can be used as a metaphor for how we as humans constantly define and redefine our identity. I my prints I show how we become who we are at the crossroads of our former and current experiences, in both our real and virtual daily life." [1] William Shakespeare, As You Like It