Teodora Axente (Romania, 1984) belongs to the younger generation of the Fabrica de Pensule in Cluj, Romania, an artist community in an old brush factory that became a cultural center over the last years. Narration is the focus of Teodora Axente’s expressive development. Her subjects, set in scenes built for the purpose by the artist, play at being manikins out of desire, playful sociability, vanity, compositional requirements and moral freedom. In the artist’s words: «…human effort, of the mind and of the soul, inhabits the boundary between negation and affirmation, between the soul and the body, the good and the bad, the eternal and the mortal.» She did her MFA and PHD at the Univerisity of Art and Design, Cluj Romania and a year of Erasmus in France at the École Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Rennes.
  Jane Neal