Luminitza Liboutet

Madone, 2000

Madone, 2000

Luminitza Liboutet, born in 1975 in Romania, offers a haptic crossing of all the sensations, tastes, desires and emotions produced by urban life. The visual universe of her installation acts like a kaleidoscope recreating in the eyes of the observer, from ever-changing pieces, an image with a subjective internal logic. The quest for identity is based on cultural and geographical belonging. In her work, the city is a generic city. It is a city that can still be felt on the tip of one’s fingers, on the tip of one’s tongue, in one’s nose, one can still hear it when they closes their eyes. Luminitza Liboutet’s photos explode our perception of the city and recombine it from confusing images, assembling details, overviews or snapshots. We are now accustomed to grasping reality through sudden changes of point of view and unexpected juxtapositions. We are addicted to images in a world in perpetual crisis, in which the image becomes the medium through all our expectations are realized. From this perspective, Luminitza Liboutet’s images are at once seductive, intriguing, daring, repulsive and provocative. Her works draw the observer into a visual journey without preconceived paths.