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  Artist Statement

   Alexandra’s artistic practice is an exploration of the world she encounters, which she translates into large-scale paintings, immersive installations, or hand-pulled prints. In her creative process, she embarks upon a transformative journey, beginning with photographs that serve as the foundation of her work. Alexandra draws upon these initial images, breathing new life into them through deliberate acts of damage, fragmentation, or incision. Through these transformative gestures, she both deconstructs and reconstructs, offering a profound reflection on the notions of loss, grief, resilience and ultimately, healing. 

 

   Recently, drawing inspiration from the haunting shadows cast by the works of Abakanowicz, Alexandra’s art weaves a tapestry of emotions, inviting viewers to embark on a contemplative journey. Each piece emerges as a poignant testament to the human experience, bearing witness to the delicate balance between vulnerability and strength, fragility and endurance.

   Biography

 

   Born in France I studied in Poitiers and Bordeaux, graduating with a Masters in Art History. I left France when I was 22 years old and have travelled ever since. My first stop was in England where I became a teacher, then I moved to Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, where I taught art at the International School. I headed next to the United States where I became a full-time artist. 

When I returned to the UK, I established a permanent working place at Make Space Studios, London and pursued a dream of attending and graduating the MA course in fine art at City and Guilds Art School in London. I am actually an artist in residence at Ochre Print Studio, Guildford until June 2023. 

   Being away from my home country I always needed to keep myself informed of the current affairs so the media played a very important role in my daily life.  Some social and political issues like migration and inequality for example, have a significant impact on my life so being informed at all times was key. Knowing what is happening in the world keeps me rooted but has also made me become very critical about how major issues are handled by governments and political organisations. I aim to address these issues and concerns in my work. 

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