ALEXANDRA MAS VIEW BY...

"(...) Our relation continued and I was getting deeper into her protean work traveling towards figurative painting confines, lyrical abstraction, pictographs, art to wear. Alexandra Mas is constantly exploring new territories. (...)                                                                                            

 Valérie PENVEN art journalist, curator, art critic

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"(...) Starting with the academic drawing, which she masters brilliantly, she traversed with bulimia a vast register of visual exploration which necessarily goes through photography and video to the most skilful digital manipulations of the image, performances or body art - work done with one's own body or that of others. The Aurore des Temps series (...) deliberately converts aestheticism into ecological activism. Beyond that, I like to see in the figures of actresses Aurore Tomé and Athule Mbekeni, strangely modified by their gold leaf garments, reminders of chryselephantine statues of antiquity. Like a new Midas king, the artist, who never ceases to seek an ideal of beauty, seems to turn everything she touches into gold, assuming the risks of reification.(...)                                                                                            

 Ioana VLASIU, art critic, doctor in art history, researcher

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“Artist fetishizing the human body (and fist of all, women’s body) with all the representations, Alexandra Mas definds herself as a beauty addict. But pay attention: this, in our corrupted world, ...” 

  
Paul ARDENNE, author, curator, art critic
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"Artistic polyvalence was the norm during the renaissance epoch. We can still find this “touche à tout” beings, just like Alexandra Mas, multidisciplinary artist. ....."           

                     

Jean DEULCEUX, lecturer & art critic

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Future ART SHOWS

URSA gallery

Bridgeport & New York - US 

presents - SHIM ECO 

September 2021 to March 2022 

Arcade Mall  | 1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport CT

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12PM – 6PM

Phone​/ 718-431-4567

General Inquires: hello@ursa.gallery

NY - Manhatan - adress to be revealed 

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Salon Comparaisons

ART CAPITAL

group "La vie en instantane"

curator François Fasnibay

February 2022, le Grand Palais efemere, Paris 

UNIVERSO SPECULARE 

fine art limited edition hand print 

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Romanian Graphic Arts

10th edition, Galeria Simeza

curator Ioan Cuciurca

October 2021

strada Enei no 6, Bucuresti

UAP roamnia

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Vanitas Nostrum sculptural installation

presented first  Place Vendome, by the Comité Vendome, featured in Book Haute couture,Italy, 2018-2019, in Le Parisien, July 2018, and on the web mag Artsixmic

 

The cumulative sculpture is evolving and needs your objects. All old, new, used, empty things but full of stories, linked to your vanity. They can be perfume bottles, cosmetic products, jewellery, lace, dolls, miniature car and boats, bags, shoes, and more.

NOW Vanitas Nostrum III is building at the URSA gallery - YOU can participate by sending your vanity object, your name and motive at: 

URSA gallery

Arcade Mall  | 1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport CT

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12PM – 6PM

Phone​/ 718-431-4567

General Inquires: hello@ursa.gallery

Attention artists and art lovers! You can be a part of this amazing artwork being created and shown with @shim_eco at @ursa.gallery -  @alexandramas_artist is creating a new piece as a part of her @vanitasnostrum project and YOU can help make it happen! Open to anyone, men, women, non-binary, anyone who would like to participate!

 

What is it?

This sculpture is created from anything linked to "your" vanity, from mirrors to used beauty products. Abandoned jewelry, dolls, shoes, fake eyelashes, combs, wigs...

 

Vanitas Nostrum ( our vanity ) is an expression of what we tend to consume for our image confort. The superfluous, the superficial, worst, what society is teaching us about beauty … This sculpture is about everything that makes you feel comfortable when in society, but also more intimate, moments of your emancipation, féminin statements and needs. The installation will be accompanied by a cumulative sound piece that gives voice to this sculpture. In essence, your voices, all together making it universal. 

 

How you can be involved: 

Alexandra is based in Paris, and for this piece which will be created for URSA Gallery in Bridgeport, CT, she needs your help! Send or drop-off your used vanity related objects to URSA Gallery anytime between now and December 15th . Located at Arcade Mall, 1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT. Contact @ursa.gallery for more details. (Mailed in and/or drop-off accepted.)

 

Send your audio recordings to VanitasNostrum@yahoo.com : a short audio recording on what your vanity products mean to you, it can be a word, a phrase or a long poetical monologue, a whisper or a scream, a lamentation or a strong affirmation, its yours! Make sure you register it in a quiet place. 

photos by Marco Tassini 

Work in progress