Ildiko Rostas (born in Romania) is a Toronto based artist. She enjoyed making art from an early age. Ildiko studied art from different artists and art and design schools in Europe and Canada. Ildiko has been exhibiting and selling her paintings in Romania, Hungary, Austria, Sweden, Canada and U.S. For a few years she dipped her toes into the fashion industry creating timeless pieces of women’s evening wear. Ultimately she realized that she could express herself better in painting, so she decided to dedicate her time to creating art full time and to further her art education.
In our individual journeys through time we are each influenced and transformed by the places, people and the events of our past. Memories, conscious or subliminal, permeate our thoughts and shape our journey into the future. With my paintings I strive to establish a sense of place, while exploiting the tension between figuration and abstraction to express energy and passion.
Through a contemporary approach to portraiture, I explore the rich terrain of individual identity and what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing and being seen.