As a distinctive figure in the Romanian contemporary feminine visual poetics, the artist Victoria Zidaru contemplates in her elaborate creations the force of a circular time, of forgiveness, of rebirth and becoming, of living in balance with nature and God. No matter if it is about her sculpture, painting, instalment or fashion design, her art is inspired by the religious canons and it expresses an intimate perspective of the revelatory type inspiration. The artist is placed by theorists in the Neo-orthodox movement of Romanian fine arts, among creators like Horia Bernea, George Apostu, Marian Zidaru or Ovidiu Maitec. Through modesty and publicly embracing a simple serenity, through the calm and contemplative attitude, qualities mirrored in her creation, Victoria Zidaru represents an artistic profile completely opposed to the West European inspired feminism. Her academic training and the recourse to the human imagination’s resources by using archetypal visual structures are creatively intertwined with a genuine thirst to rediscover the shape through embedding popular craft in the approached technical and symbolic repertoire.
Andreea Foanene (2014)