Maria Constantinescu is an Australian artist based in Sydney, who has collaborated with NWG Inc on projects in Parramatta. She is our ZineWest Art judge for 2023. Maria will announce the winner of Best Image ($100) and Runners-up (book titles) at the ZineWest launch, 14th October, 11:00 am, UNE Sydney, 100 George St. Parramatta. Below, see the Art publication list and Maria’s bio.
ZineWest 2023 Art
Sandra Borri – Autumn Pickings
Mihaela Cristescu – The Way of the Water
Trish Jean – Pelican at Dusk
Erin Macnaught – A Girl and Her Dog
Kathryn Munro – Floral Bouquet
Marina Robins – Going Places
Karla Schindler – The Garden Visitor
Michaela Simoni – Near Wentworth Falls
Dannielle Viera – Ebony_Devil & Still Life
Note: Most entries were in colour. We have sought permission from several entrants to publish one of their colour images in greyscale for the zine’s inside pages. We will update the list accordingly.
Maria Constantinescu is an Australian artist based in Sydney, NSW. Her work investigates different modalities in which information about the universe and related theories of the sublime are translated into contemporary works of art, as a continuum of an artistic tradition nascent in the 18th-century Romanticism. Through a range of media including painting, drawing, digital video, and clay, Constantinescu’s studio practice explores connections between imagination and reality, and focuses on modes of making the unseen visible, presenting the unpresentable, and transformation metaphorically linked with alchemy. Constantinescu’s work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions and is held in private collections in Australia and overseas. For more details and artwork images, please visit her website www.mariac.com.au or her Instagram page @maria.constantinescu.art.