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Allowing the exploration of architecture and design and encouraging collaborations between designers, artists, architects or craftsmen by organizing curated exhibitions and including their work in interior design projects. Founded in 2019 by arh. Adela Maria Marius, Epretext Gallery brings together Romanian artists and designers who, through their practice, rebuild industries and re-establish values.

 

After studying at the FAT Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism in Timisoara, RO; at the BAUHAUS Universitat Weimar, Germany; at PARSONS SSCE in New York and at NEWSCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN at San Diego (USA), Adela returned to Romania with a cultural responsability to build a community of creative individuals. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS ABOUT THE GALLERY

 

 

 

 

2022 EXHIBITION AND COLLABORATIONS

VALUABLE OBJECTS EXHIBITION, ZAIN, CLUJ

More about the Valuable Objects in Cluj here

ADELA MARIA MARIUS BECOMES A MEMBER OF THE CREATIVE BOARD OF DIPLOMA JURY – 

GLASS, CERAMIC, METAL CATEGORY

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VALUABLE OBJECTS EXHIBITION, ROMANIAN DESIGN WEEK, BUCHAREST

More about the Valuable Objects during RDW  here

2022 PRESS

DECEMBER 2022, GLAMOUR MAGAZINE ROMANIA, LOVE BRANDS SECTION

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DECEMBER 2022, ELLE DECORATION ROMANIA, A DISCUSSION WITH THE FOUNDER OF EPRETEXT GALLERY. Let’s start from the beginning: the name of the gallery. Do we need a pretext for art? I remember when I thought of the name of this project, how much I wanted it to be a name that has a certain weight, perhaps even that is difficult to express at times. We know how difficult things can be in Romania and I wanted to show what we can do from here.The name of this project E.pretext came from the desire to romanticize a word -pretext- which at first sight is harsh and negative, and which in the end for us made a connection but also meaning, when we matched the name pretext with a man’s desire to have that object. I think we all have a pretext when we buy something, maybe it reminds us of grandparents, maybe it has a shape that stirs a memory in us, maybe something from our memory makes us want it.Find more in the printed version of DECEMBER ELLE DECORATION ROMANIA

FEBRUARY 2022, THE SENSE OF BEAUTY, ABOUT HARMONY IN LIFE WITH ADELA MARIA MARIUS. Tell us about EPRETEXT. How did the idea came up and what is the purpose behind it? It was just before I graduated from the University of Architecture, in a discussion with my partner about my need to create and to arrange things in harmony. I always had a vision, a sense for style and harmony. I was also lucky enough to witness the behind-the-scenes of a gallery, the hard work, so I knew from the beginning what I would be dealing with, but none of it mattered — since I started to discover artists and designers and fall in love with craftsmanship and beauty, in general. The main core of the gallery was to share this beauty with a wider audience and to realise that the way we live, the way we socialise, we dress, the movies we watch or the jewellery we wear are part of who we are. For me, it’s literally all about a celebration of beauty. 

Going back in time to your childhood, what was Adela dreaming of becoming as an adult? I always wanted to be an architect, even if my aunt, an architect herself, was begging me not to do so because it would be overwhelming. Nevertheless, since that day, I couldn’t imagine myself becoming something else. In my heart, I always knew I would find my way to enjoy it, despite the challenges.  And in the end, I knew it was my way of making sure that in this life I will create. I remember when I was a child, my grandmother would pick me up from school and on our way home I was looking at my favourite buildings, at their details, some of them had their display windows changed, some of the houses had new flowers. I think that I was always interested in people, society in general. I still believe we should all take a moment and observe more, like we used to do in our childhood.

Art and beauty are in the center of your work. Who educated you in this direction, who or what influenced your aesthetics? I will always be grateful for having my grandmother. She is my biggest inspiration, my greatest influence in life, the reason I enjoy creating. She draws all the time, keeping a detailed journal of the everyday life though her sketches. Every time I start a project, I have her infinite courage in my mind, she is one of the most courageous people I know. Probably, I am just here to teach others what she taught me, “to enjoy life and leave your mark in this world.” She is my soul heritage.

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NOVEMBER 2022, ATELIER MAGAZINE, ABOUT EPRETEXT. Who is behind the EPRETEXT? 

Behind E.pretext are people who are passionate about both quality design and Romanian art. I am Adela, the founder of E.pretext gallery, who speaks for these people after listening to their stories. I believe my voice is here to bring unity to the E.pretext space and is not a voice that interferes over the authentic story of each individual designer. The E.pretext gallery is more of an intersecting space between architects, designers and artists and less of a shop per se. Of course, we do end up selling, but most of the time the sale is done by advising the client. For example, an interior design project, in which, besides many other established designers from all over the world, we bring in those Romanian designers we believe in.

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2021 EXHIBITION AND COLLABORATIONS

EPRETEXT X ISHO COLLABORATION

EPRETEXT X RADU ABRAHAM ALL PINE WOOD DAY BED COLLABORATION




2021 PRESS

SEPTEMBER 2020, ZEPPELIN MAGAZINE, ABOUT DAYDREAMING EXHIBITION

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NOVEMBER 2021, SATURDAY JOURNAL, A DISCUSSION WITH ADELA MARIA MARIUS. 

To what extent do the spaces we live in influence our lives and what difference do you think it makes when we introduce design elements into the home? I think when you take care of your space, the space pleases you. After all like everything in this life. For me harmony in the home means a lot, but all the associations I make in the home I make them first in my heart. I try not to like things in a superficial way, I try to understand the artist behind the work, to connect with his values more than the object and to end up taking home a part of his vision of life, which helps me broaden my horizons.I think it’s up to us to look at objects differently and I think contemporary art and design gives you that tool, to understand, to see the world differently. I often see in the clients I advise the joy of discovering the world differently.

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2020 EXHIBITION AND COLLABORATIONS

EPRETEXT X CARTURESTI COLLABORATION

EPRETEXT X MORITZ EIS COLLABORATION

EPRETEXT X MORMI COLLABORATION

DAYDREAMING EXHIBITION AT TEMPINI, TIMISOARA

More about the Daydreaming exhibition at Tempini here

DAYDREAMING EXHIBITION AT FABER, TIMISOARA

More about the Daydreaming exhibition at Faber here

2020 PRESS

SEPTEMBER 2020, THE INSTITUTE ABOUT DAYDREAMING EXHIBITON

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2019 EXHIBITION AND COLLABORATIONS

EPRETEXT X CARTURESTI COLLABORATION

EPRETEXT X BIANCO E BIANCA ARCHITECTURE STUDIO COLLABORATION

OPENING EXHIBITION: FORM FOLLOWS FEELING EXHIBITION, TIMISOARA

More about the Form follows feeling here

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