There is a sense of vitality whether it be in the radiance of the paintings or the persistent searching line in the drawings…It is possible to see the ways in which the drawings become increasingly layered, expansive and informed by colour like the paintings and the ways in which the aspect of drawing has increasingly entered into the paintings.
Ultimately what Tomescu’s art has shown us is that it can never be pinned down to one thing, that it is about open-ended associations, moving between the tangible and intangible. It is perhaps in giving up the need for tangible certainties in favour of more subtle imitations that this fluid state of becoming is revealed.”
Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, National Gallery of Australia
Has been living and working in Australia since 1980. Born 1955, Bucharest.
Post Graduate Diploma of Art, City Art Institute, Sydney
Diploma of Art (Painting), Institute of Fine Arts, Bucharest Aida is the winner of the inaugural LFSA Arts 21 Fellowship in 1996 at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.
Aida is also the winner of the Sulman Prize 1996, the Wynne prize 2001, the Dobell Prize for Drawing 2003, by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Represented by Jensen Gallery, Sydney & Fox/Jensen/McCrory, Auckland.
Under the iron of the moon - FOXJENSEN, Sydney
Eyes in the Heat - Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney-Aida Tomescu, Art Stage Singapore - Sullivan+Strumpf, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Folded in White - Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
Aida Tomescu - Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Milky Way - Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne; Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney
Greenaway Art Gallery - Adelaide
Eden - Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Eden - Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney
Sydney Contemporary - Carriageworks, Sydney
ROT - FOX/JENSEN/McCRORY, Auckland
Australasian Painters 2007 - Orange Regional Gallery, Orange
Abstraction Celebrating Australian women abstract artists, NGA & Tour
10 years of collecting at the ANU - ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
50fifty John Curtin Gallery - Perth 2017 Art Basel Hong Kong, Jensen Gallery - Sydney & Fox/Jensen/McCrory, Auckland
The Anatomy of Gesture - Fox/Jensen/McCrory, Auckland
Abstraction: Celebrating Australian women abstract artists - National Gallery of Australia & Tour
The Beginnings - Wangaratta Art Gallery
WAAM! It’s Women’s Abstract Art Man! - Jervis Bay Maritime Museum & Gallery
Chromoffection - Fox/ Jensen, Auckland
Black to Blackest - Geelong Gallery 2016 Assemblage, John Curtin Gallery, Perth
Refugees - Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
Fleurieu Art Prize - Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide
Collected II - Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangarat