It takes a lot of courage for a contemporary artist to focus on nature painting. Though it has been and still is constantly present throughout the history of painting, it rarely matches the criterias of contemporary art. But some artists manage to give it the necessary twist that allow the spectator to abstract from the obvious beauty nature offers us, and to get into a deeper contemplation.
Alexandra Wolframm’s (1971, Berlin) work captures the subtle edge between vision and imagination, as well as the impossible balance between the human conception of time and nature’s serenity.
After finishing a degree in Law and having worked in that field, Alexandra decided to change her path towards what she felt was her real passion, art. She left Germany to live in Rome, where her artistic career began, studying at the Accademia di Belle Arti, followed by solo and group exhibitions and a participation at the Venice Biennial.
The courage of leaving behind a « stable » path is a proof of artistic integrity, and whilst admiring her works one can only approve her decision. By combining a contemporary glimpse with impeccable technique skills, Alexandra sets her foot print in the history of painting. One will obviously spot references to some masters of classic painting, but there is also a strong influence of photography and cinema.
Every painting imposes itself just like nature does, the beauty and the greatness, the power and the mystery, nature as a huge living organism that humans desperately try to tame.
And talking about human taming nature, one will perceive the poetic aura of Alexandra‘s sculptural projects, such as for example the porcelain stones. Through the sensual and meditative procedure of sculpting, modeling and painting, Alexandra dedicates herself fully to a common object such as a stone found on the beach and transforms it into an element on the antipodes of its original characteristics: the stone becomes fragile, organic and ephemeral.