Raluca Bararu (b. 1983) works as an artistic director to make a living and as an illustrator mostly for pleasure. Water and the aquatic element, is a recurring pattern in Raluca Bararu's work. This pattern reflects, he says, a nightmare that every human being is familiar with, between incapacity and inadequacy. In his works, Raluca Bararu always places his characters in extreme or bizarre situations. As an artistic director, the artist always thinks about the "needs" of the spectator, and through these situations and his strange characters, he pushes the viewer to reflection.