The vivid canvases of Ligia Dorina Dumitrache stand out as a testament both to joy and the happiness of family life, and to the cruelty of untimely death. At times abstract, at times symbolist, Dumitrache works with a bold pallet and brings canvas to life with her handling of oils. She is a versatile artist, her style changing subtly to reflect transformations of mood and subject. The canvases most often feature distinct geometric shapes painted with hard lines or separated by color – this delineation, sometimes clear and sometimes blurred, reflects Dumitrache’s troubled history and her feelings about her family. These are the driving forces behind her creativity, propelling her from teaching to international exhibitions. The appeal of her works, of the layering of paint and found objects on the canvas, the intense combinations of red, green, ochre, orange and deep blue, lies most essentially perhaps in Dumitrache’s ability to arouse an affinity for the human spirit.
Ligia Dorina Dumitrache currently lives and works in Vittoria, Sicily.