WELCOME TO MOVART
Art decoration for your home, office, and any other place you think needs a little character!
LEARN ABOUT THE ARTIST
Why is your name Voltori?
"I like birds and the idea of flying. The name may sound strange but no, I don't associate with vultures. Birds in general can pretty much fly anywhere they want. The sky is their limit. And when it comes to making art... there is no limit either."
What's your background?
"I'm originally from Europe; Romania to be precise. It's interesting because nobody in my family was ever an artist yet here I am creating; and it's all pretty much self-taught. It's super fun though."
How long have you been an artist?
"I have been making art for as long as I can remember but it really took off for me about 12 years ago. I sold my first piece when I was 15 years old. You can imagine how my confidence skyrocketed. But, even to this day, I don't think I really have a style although I do primarily portraiture. I enjoy working with different mediums such as oil, acrylic, charcoal, graphite, chalk pastel, soft pastel, pan pastel, spray paint etc. I like to work with colors but also in black and white. Sometimes I may combine both if I'm feeling bold. It has been a learning experience for me; experimenting, testing, failing, trying again and so on."
What is your favorite quote?
"I like a lot of quotes, but since this is art related I'd say Einstein's: "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." Coming from an absolute genius, the fact that he seemed to appreciate art so much, this quote helps me keep creative."
Who are your biggest artistic influences?
"So it all started with my obsession with Leonardo Da Vinci when I was younger; like middle school young. I even did my own replica of "Mona Lisa", twice. Earlier in high school, I started using oil colors and studied his sfumato technique. I mean he was a true maestro no doubt. Then, a few years later I was inspired by Voka with his variety use of colors and George Condo and his odd figures. I think that when it comes to art, you can get inspired by almost anything and anyone: your senses, dreams, nature, bad exes etc."
Please feel free to reach out to me with any comment, concerns, and suggestions whether on here or social media! I will probably be in my studio creating or out working my full time job, which btw, is not art related ;) .