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
press & more
"(...) 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
“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
"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
Future ART SHOWS
URSA gallery - Bridgeport & New York - US
presents - SHIM ECO
September to december
Arcade Mall | 1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport CT
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12PM – 6PM
General Inquires: firstname.lastname@example.org
NY - Manhatan - adress to be revealed
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 sculpture will be presented in Venice during the carnival in the Vidal gallery, art space present on the official calendar of the event.
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.
Please contact the artist for directions. Alexandra can pick up personally in Paris and Bordeaux.
photos by Marco Tassini