Inspired by artists such as René Magritte or Constantin Brâncuș, Felicia Simion creates surreal self-portraits using full-body costumes

20 June 2021 | Felicia Simion | 121Clicks

Inspired by artists such as René Magritte or Constantin Brâncuși, I create surreal self-portraits using full-body costumes, which suggest strangeness, otherworldliness, and isolation.

I am a 27-year-old visual artist and freelance photographer interested in Visual Anthropology and Storytelling, constantly looking for new ways to nurture self-expression. In 2016 I graduated from the Bucharest National University of Arts, Photography and Video department, and in 2018 I successfully completed an MA degree in Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology and Folklore at the University of Bucharest.

Felicia Simion Website

My artistic roots can be found during my childhood and adolescence, when I engaged with painting, music and writing. At the age of 13 I came across the works of Magnum photographers, which later became a representative moment in my evolution as a visual artist.

As a photographer, I tend to pursue a fine art approach to each genre I focus on at a specific time. I situate my work somewhere near the thin line between reality and fiction, easily floating from one side to another. In the last couple of years, I have withdrawn inspiration from Cultural Anthropology, exploring themes such as family, identity, dynamics of tradition or body.

I am currently based in Bucharest, Romania, and available for commissions around the world.


“Someone once told me that I press the shutter when God wants it pressed. From then on, I felt like photography was something bigger than an ephemeral crotchet, beyond the crust of my soul, brighter than light itself. And so it is. Art has made me a believer, a deceiver, a winner, a loser, a fighter, a thinker, a dreamer, a doer, a goer, and, above it tall, it has made me myself. And I realized we are much more than just a mould; and there is much more to love.” – Felicia’s Artist statement.


Below is a selection of the Full-Body Costume work.

Please see here for many more

Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion
Surreal Self-Portraits By Felicia Simion