Born in Romania, in a family of doctors, Raluca Vulcan was passionate about drawing from a very early age and, at age 5, already made portraits that were similar and expressive. Even so, as her parents intended her for a medical career, she did not receive any artistic training until she was 19 years old.
After the baccalaureate, she left Romania, where the possibilities of choosing her path were very limited, to come to follow the courses of an advertising school in France. She then began in the world of work as a graphic designer and graphic designer in the video game. At the same time, to satisfy her need to draw, she made sketches in the subway.
A few years ago, after a strong attraction for sculpture, Raluca chose to risk everything for the whole, giving up work in the company, and to gain his freedom by starting a career as a painter.
Raluca, already knows that, all her life, she will continue in the path of painting.
– Raluca is oriented towards the nude and the portrait, because she wants to express the life, the movement, the expressiveness of a body or a face.
She finds herself comfortable translating spontaneity of gesture, expression of the body and, sometimes, of the soul. Hence the importance in his works of drawing, from which this movement and dynamism are born.
From the outset we are seduced by the fluidity of the dough, the transparency of the atmosphere. The light caresses a back, a face, a thigh, underlines the tender carnation of the flesh and each model has a personal expression where serenity, reflection or happiness of the moment can be divined, to savor internally.
The powerful and luminous harmony of colors, applied with a vigor that does not exclude the subtlety, is added to give the ensemble a striking force.
In the end a poetic sensuality summarized in a formula: “women with flowers”.
She makes her works on canvas or fine gray cardboard, sometimes previously treated with diluted ink stains, to suggest the transparency of the air and to better highlight the character, which she performs while driving simultaneously, in front of her model. , drawing, black chalk, blood or dry pastel, and acrylic painting.
A background or fine spots or patterns sometimes complete the design. Uniting reality and poetry in the colors, his work affirms a real authenticity