Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern







(In the project "Act of Pattern," I focus on female body placed in colorful spaces. Paintings show parts of women’s figures covered in patterned materials. My aim is to combine to different cultures: European (female nude) and Muslim (ornaments). The paintings seem almost abstract - eyes get lost in the multitude of lines, colors and shapes.)

Aleksandra Kalisz was born in Gdynia, Poland in 1992 and is currently living and working in Venice, Italy. She studied Fine Art in the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk and obtained her Masters degree in the studio of Maciej Świeszewski in 2016. In 2014, she participated in LPP Erasmus programme in Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. Specializes in painting, drawing and installation.

Currently, her works focus on female figures and patterns using different mediaswhether it's traditional painting or video installations. She took part in many exhibitions, including "Here and There" in Bottlerbush Gallery in Harmony (USA) and "Afterimages" in Zadra Gallery, Varsaw (Poland).