Tina Chirță is a textile designer based in Romania and PhD student at the University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca since 2017. Since 2018 she is a trainee member of UAP, Cluj-Napoca, Textile Art Department, and from 2016 until now is working as technician at Master of Textile Design program, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca.
The artistic residency at the Brush Factory in Cluj-Napoca was followed by the personal exhibition Indigo. In 2018 Tina won the Young researcher prize at Life Conference 2018 and the Mongolian Award for Beginner Artist, Annual Art Salon, UAP Cluj.
My creative process emerges from the relationship between the natural and the artificial, but more importantly the relationship between the object, the body and the environment. We have the power to look at the natural and simulate it, this being translated through creating the artificial, but the only true comfort is found in objects that have a natural essence. Between these two, the natural and the artificial, a connection has been made that forms the environmental frame where we, the most intelligent creatures, live. Through my work I try to capture this interaction, this transition from natural to artificial or vice versa, depend on where it is looked upon. My artworks aim to create a distinctive ethos of combining these two basic elements, natural-artificial.
My aim is to focus on both, the artwork itself and what can emerge from it. I personally appeal to the sense of sight and the sense of touch to build works with a strong visual impact. I aim to make the viewer wonder and barely resist the impulse to touch the object, and offer the artwork a body tracing the edges.
My work is made from fabrics like wool, a most natural material with a certain prestige and history, easy to handle, silk paper, and transparent plastic, a cold fabric, a fabric of our ages.