Originally from Romania, Carmen Smutneac has lived in Montreal since 1997. Her artistic research tames matter in all its forms. These accumulations create a tangible effect that expresses the desire to take us to the limits of reality, thus proposing atmospheres of another dimension.
Carmen Smutneac's artistic expression gives free rein to an unbridled imagination where fabulous and supernatural characters through time and eras intertwine. In her pictorial universe hovers a mysterious atmosphere that invites a certain interiority, her iconography includes elements referring to time, medieval architecture and mythical figures.
An artist with a mutinous and caustic spirit, Carmen Smutneac seeks to achieve freedom in her language and expression. While caring about a very particular aesthetic, she redefines and animates her artistic universe through her moods, thus testifying to her own experiences and touching our inner sensibility.