"I believe that in every brushstroke an artist's life is depicted; that every mark put to canvas represents a lifetime of experiences imprinted silently into shape and form, a soul whisper, a personal presence carried through the energy and the heart of the art."
Born in Kenya and influenced by her colourful background, translating the heat and the exotic beauty of the African wildlife to canvas has become Alexandra Spyratos' passion and spiritual goal. This prolific artist has become known for her bold and individual style. Her paintings rich and textured with variegated gold, copper leaf and pure coloured silver, recreate the physicality of the wild that inspires her.
With forty-two solo shows behind her (Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Gold Coast Australia, New York, London, Milan, Miami, Hong Kong, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Portugal, Spain, Venice, Vienna, Geneva, Zurich), Alexandra continues to expand her creative world, exploring and evolving in her individual contemporary style.
Commissions include James Cameron, Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Australian High Commissioner H.E. Geoff Tooth, Angela Horvat, Luciano Benetton, Darcy Bussell, Mark Bouris, Domitilla Peugeot, Mick Doohan, Nadia Moidu, Kempinski Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel, Radisson Hotels, Prince Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon.
Alexandra’s work is exhibited permanently at the Nairobi International Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria.
Upcoming shows and residencies:
Frame It Or Wear It, Zen Gardens, Nairobi, June 2021
Studio 265 Gallery, Paros, Greece, July 2021
Mykonos Blue, Mykonos, Greece, August 2021
Artists residency Correlacion Contemporanea Peruvian Amazon Research and immersion Residence, Loreto, Peru. September 2021.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist