Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Claudia Cotrutza

Claudia is a Romanian immigrant, who fled the communist Ceausescu regime in 1984. Found her story in the LA Times 8/30/10. She has several paintings that incorporate her experiences living under a repressive government, run by a dictator. One painting called "Brainwashing" shows a faucet spewing meaningless rhetoric over an exposed brain. The phrases are taken from an actual speech of Ceausescu's, he delivered in 1989, 3 days after students had been fired on at a anti-govt. protest.

Her gallery is located at: 446 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA

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