For a while now we are prompted to get out of our comfort zone or to think outside the box, so much that it almost became a cliché. people that really get out of their comfort zone are few. Ramona Maria Ciucă is an example in this sense, because her artworks are a bit out of the contour, and they impress through the techniques used and the subjects approached in each artwork.
What does Meraki mean and why the artist chose this title for her personal exhibition? Meraki is a verb in Greek and it's origin is in the Turkish merak which means love for work or work with pleasure. Meraki means to make something with passion, with devotion and with concentration. Thus, Alexandra Padurean leaves in her paintings a part of what she is, a piece of her soul. No matter how difficult or tough the creation process is, the artist is doing it with all her heart, with enthusiasm and with passion.