Raluca Racoti was born in 1971 in Sighisoara, Romania. In 1994 at the age of 22 she immigrated to Melbourne, Australia with her family. Over the years she has maintained her deep interest in the visual art scene in Australia and its transfer from a European and Aboriginal influence. She views her paintings as a tribute to the daily life that surrounds us all.
Raluca is a member of Victorian Artists Society (VAS)
'I think of my paintings as a walk through the life stages, page by page, evoking all the senses, looking, listening, touching and smelling. They are a snap shot of mundane life, the sounds of the cities and towns we all live in and the light of the streets which question our making of the world. I like to capture the life within each of my subjects, their thoughts and intentions whilst allowing the viewers into their world to share in the experience of their special moment.
Walking around the towns around the world, from Europe, Asia, America and Australia, I often find myself fascinated by the people, the way they live, grow, love and feel. There is a lot to understand from the diversity of people and their place to the common denominator that defines us all. My art is about capturing those moments.
I invite the viewer to move into this space of wonder as you walk through my paintings to observe the happiness that can be found into corners of our environment and bringing this into their life.'