Aleksandra Kalisz (PL)

Aleksandra Kalisz (PL)

Was born in Gdynia, Poland in 1992. Currently living and working in Venice, Italy. Studied Fine Art in the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Got Master degree in the studio of Maciej Świeszewski in 2016. In 2014 participated in LPP Erasmus programme in Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. Specializes in painting, drawing and installation.

     

I have been drawing and painting since childhood. In my works I focus on lines and colours. I choose the topics of my works on what interests me at the time. Either is it a portrait of close people or a structure of old buildings.

Currently I'm working on project "Act of pattern" where I focus on female body. I concentrate on delicate and soft forms of the models and the game of shadows and light. I show parts of women’s figures covered in patterned materials and place them in colorful backgrounds. I’m not interested in portrait- nameless bodies make the scene more mysterious. The paintings seem almost abstract- eyes get lost in the multitude of lines, colors and shapes. The ornaments that I use are mainly from Middle East. I am fascinated by their colors, harmony and rhythm. My aim is to combine two different cultures: European (female nude) and Muslim (ornaments). “Act of pattern” is a reflection of my experiences- travels and traditions.

 

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