Iulia Nistor (b. 1985, Bucharest, Romania) lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Iulia Nistor’s paintings and spatial interventions work with uncertainty and disorientation as a way of questioning. Ideas of doubt, affect and regress emerge from a process of informing and discharging the paintings’ surface. A given is undone through negative procedures, subtracting from the image by sanding, scraping and paper pressing. The image becomes clear when the leftover fragments sediment into a sensual field. Her spatial interventions alter an architectural or material aspect of the exhibition space, which goes unmentioned in the exhibition itself.
Iulia Nistor, Evidence E4 F8 P2, 2019, oil on wood, 50 x 40 x 1 cm. Photo: Trevor Good. Courtesy of the artist and Plan B Cluj, Berlin.