Ecaterina Vrana was born at the Romanian seaside in Constanta in 1969. Vrana graduated at the Academy of Art in Bucharest in 2014. She lived and worked in Bucharest. Her large sized paintings are traces of the artist biography, they are fragments from her life fused into an imaginary setting. The works, albeit usually large, contain a few elements placed around the centre of the canvas, while the background is monochrome. Their style oscillates between naïve and pop culture, melded together through the personal vision of the artist. The two figures, one red and one black, are facing each other and the space in between them is filled with dots. The dots refer to the conversation they have, maybe a casual chat, while drinking coffee. In fact, the cup in between is the coffee itself. At their feet there is a text which says: “I am allowed to drink coffee. So help me God”. There are five birds walking below the text. Combining words and numbers with images recurs often in Ecaterina Vrana’s paintings. The two kinds of “signs”, the visual and the written, help each other in conveying the decrypted personal narrative of the artist.