Alexandra JS was born and raised in Helsingborg, Sweden. Today she lives in Stockholm and has been doing so for the past 10 years.
She paints in lyrical abstraction, which is a narrow branch of abstract painting that emerged from French abstract expressionism (around the same time as action painting emerged).
Usually, she says that she paints poetry because all works are created from poetic texts or attributed to them afterwards. That is the reason why she wants to share how she sees the world and want to invite and share those visions with the viewer.
Often times, people tend to think that her paintings depict clouds or sea landscapes, however they do not. Alexandra’s works illustrate what she thinks that emotions would look like if we could see them. That's why she often mixes warm, cold, dark and light colors, because we rarely feel just one feeling at a time.
“My biggest source of inspiration is without a doubt life itself. Everything from how it feels to put your feet down on a warm wooden floor on a summer morning, to larger existential questions such as "What does life really mean?" I often think about existential issues, societal structures, what driving forces exist in different people and why they think, feel and do as they do. In short, people
Fridhems Folkhögskola, analog documentary photography 2012-2013
Sigtuna Folkhögskola, Free Art 2015-2016
Galleri Upsala, Group exhibition July 16th - July 21th
The Nut House, Solo exhibition, August 31st-September 11th
ExoGallery, Stuttgart, Solo exhibition, September 17th-October 13th
Artist Arena Showroom, Solo exhibition, September 30th-October 10th.