“After fertile accumulations and fine settlings, on both pictorial gesture and color mix levels, Mariana Cornea is now in an evolved stage of proving an expressive potential of a particular spiritual resonance. From her generous affective memory, she, being sometimes extremely discrete or of an explosive dynamism, takes pieces of reality and turns them into fluent and refined material flow. The artist has a sensitive nature of lyric poetry, she is constantly concerned with deep harmony and lightness, with musical quality of the tones, filtered very subtly, capable of meaningful epitomizing a wide range of emotions, from uncertainty and enigma to blue-sky and exuberance. Mariana Cornea paintings bring a breath of original refined intonations into lyrical abstraction space.”

Prof. Dr. Negoita Laptoiu, Cluj