Aleksandra Kalisz . Expression silhouettes

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Was born in Gdynia, Poland in 1992. Currently living and working in Guimarães, Portugal. Studied Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk where she got the Master degree in the studio of Maciej Świeszewski in 2016. In 2014/15 stipendist of LPP Erasmus programme in University Complutense de Madrid in Spain. Finalist of competitions in Poland such as “Ale sztuka!” and “Promotions” where she got a distinction of Center of Contemporary Art in Toruń. She took part in many exhibitions in Poland and abroad. She has been selected for “NordArt” exhibition in Büdelsdorf, Germany. Her works are held in private collections in the United States, Germany and Poland. Specializes in painting, drawing and installation.

In her paintings, the main theme is female body placed in colorful backgrounds. She explores the emotions through body language and combines it with traditional ornaments. 





The Artist 


The main subject of my paintings is female figure.

I currently work on two projects that explore the topic with a little different approach. I use ornaments on the backgrounds to control the mood of an artwork.


The project “Act of pattern” is a series of paintings where I focus on traditions. I paint women covered in patterned materials and place them in colorful backgrounds. I concentrate on delicate and soft forms of the models and the game of shadow and light. The paintings seem almost abstract eyes get lost in the multitude of lines, colors and shapes. The ornaments that I use are mainly from the Middle East. My aim is to combine two different cultures: European (female nude) and Islamic (ornaments). Both cultures have rich traditions which evolved in different ways. Europe has been focusing on the human body while Middle East countries due to their religion have been expressing their art in geometrical ornaments. I want to show that our cultures can create something beautiful. The idea of the project originated from my travels to Spain. The south of the country is rich in culture where at some point Catholic, Islamic and Jewish people were living together. Their traditions mixed and created a style called Mudéjar. Seeing extraordinary architecture inspired me to use it in my art in more modern way. I want the audience to open to foreign cultures through art. 


In the project “Thread of femininity,” I still use ornaments but this time laces that are originally from Europe. The main subject is female emotions. Even though I don’t paint portraits I am showing the feelings through body language. I study female nature and focus on the delicate and sensitive aspect of it. The laces highlight that. 


A selection of paintings by Aleksandra Kalisz



Aleksandra Kalisz featured artist in the Issue 12



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