Alejandra Sieder’s background
I’m a Venezuelan-Spanish artist currently living in Sydney. My paintings are an abstract interpretation of my personal perception of the world around and an exploration into the introspective self.
How do you apporach a blank canvas?
When I work, I think of a white canvas as a clean, untouched territory. As a painting develops, I correlate the act of going deeply into the surface with going deeply into oneself. Painting becomes a meditative process between myself and the canvas —a point of concentration in field self-focus. My aim in these soul-stirring series is for these works to resonate with the audience by challenging and pushing the limits of our comfort zone. An apparent first-impression of discomfort leads the viewer to unfold the intrinsic beauty and evanescence of each scene.
A few words about your style
My monochromatic Op-art is a distillation of personal memories and emotional experiences into pure black and white geometry. Each work is the product of a meditative process between myself, my memories and the canvas.
What do you want to achieve with your paintings?
My aim is to engage the audience by challenging and pushing the limits of their comfort zones. The first-impression of discomfort caused by optical illusions that appear to vibrate and swirl, give way to an appreciation of the detail and precision of each work.
Work with love, passion and surrender in front of your soul to let the creativity flow. Learn from others with humility, teach with your behavior and always take in account, that there is space for all of us in this amazing and eclectic world. Flow with the love until the moon.
Alejandra Sieder ★ Artist resume
“Listening what the universe tells me, gives me the possibility to understand the flow of transcendence” – Alejandra Sieder. Optimal mental health is non-existent. The chaos of life is the result of a variety of mental processes triggered by intrusive thoughts. The paintings that comprise my body of work, are an exploration of the relation between conscious and sub-consciousness. Both, the media and dimensions for each work, change based on the density or immensity of the mental process portrayed. Each work in this series portrays a variety of intense emotions. Some are darker—like the airless feeling of a panic attack—and some lighter, like the feeling of hope and fulfilment. Since childhood, I have been focused on analysing the nuances of human behaviour. Later in my life, and through my studies in psychology, I have come to realise that often people are unable to reflect and identify the intrusive thoughts that fill their psyche, thus precluding any attempt to receive the so much needed help. This dark hole can be felt by many as a hopeless place. However, my paintings express that there is light in darkness. Through the reflection of oneself with the canvas, transcendence over diminished mental states begin to be possible.
Thank you very much, Alejandra.