Photography by Yevgen Nikiforov
THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE LIVING HERE, Solo Exhibition
Paintings, wooden objects
The Naked Room Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
curated by Lizaveta German and Maria Lanko
The exhibition features Aleksandra’s latest works that balance between painting, collage and sculpture. Curators Lizaveta German and Maria Lanko selected highlights from the artist’s studio that reveal a moment of transition in her practice—from painting to objecthood, from narration to abstraction and from mastering a media to mastering a space.
“I was asked recently if painting is just a media for me or am I researching it. If I use it as a skill or study its possibilities. I guess, it’s both,”
Aleksandra tells in her interview with Tetiana Kochubinska for YourArt.
The Naked Room curators Maria Lanko and Lizaveta German comment, “We have been following Alexandra’s practice for several years. She has been persistently testing the borders of the painting medium and questioning her own method of working with it. Works on display are not exactly paintings. Although it is the distinctive painterly qualities and Alexandra’s sense of color that unites these various works into a statement. Now her studio is filled with something completely different. To a certain extent, the exhibition at The Naked Room is a milestone—one that sums up the artist’s practice and leads the way to a new one.”
[Extract of curator’s text]