Outsider Painting by Rigu Elena
Outsider Painting on Found Wood by Rigu Elena, Romania. Grandmother of the artist Theo Pelmus, Romania.
Watercolor & found paints on found piece of wood. Double sided. One side in great condition. The verso painting has cracking int he wood. Needs to repair, but otherwise, a unique & beautiful piece. Measures 17.5″ width x 16″ height x 1/4″ depth.
Inscribed/signed on edge of the painting: “RIGU ELENA / PLOIESTI / ROMANIA / 2005”
Rigu Elena lives in Ploisti, Romania, though she grew up in the small town of Poenii Vechi. She has raised seven children, several of whom are artists. She is now 83 years old and started making art only seven years ago. According to her grandson, artist Theo Pelmus, she has more pieces of art in her house than any other kind of object. Her paintings and drawings vary greatly in style and in materials. There are paintings on boxes, cupboard doors, styrofoam; subjects range from flowers to winged monsters.
Ploiești (; older spelling: Ploești) is the county seat of Prahova County and lies in the historical region of Wallachia in Romania. The city is located north of Bucharest. The area of the city is around 60 km. It borders the Blejoi village in the north, Bărcănești and Brazi villages in the south, Târgșoru Vechi in the west and Bucov village in the east. Ploiești has direct access to the Prahova Valley, one of the most important alpine tourism areas in Romania.
Ploiești is an important transport hub, linking Bucharest with Transylvania and Moldavia. According to the 2011 Romanian census, there were 201,226 people living within the city of Ploiești, making it the 9th most populous city in Romania.
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