Turkish Act I
"Act of pattern" is a series which focuses on the female body delicate and soft forms. Where parts of women’s figures are covered in patterned materials and placed in colorful backgrounds. Nameless bodies make the scene more mysterious. The paintings seem almost abstract- eyes get lost in the multitude of lines, colors and shapes.
The ornaments used are mainly from Middle East. Fascinated by their colors, harmony and rhythm. The aim is to combine two different cultures: European (female nude) and Eastern ornaments. “Act of pattern” is a reflection of experiences- travels and traditions.
Printed with high-grade pigmented "archival ink" on FABRIANO Aquarelle art paper, 300 gsm.
Aleksandra Kalisz, b. 1992, Gdynia, Poland. Currently living and working in Venice, Italy. Studied Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Got Master degree in the studio of Maciej Świeszewski in 2016. In 2014 participated in LPP Erasmus programme in Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. Specializes in painting, drawing, and installation.
Kalisz have been drawing and painting since childhood. In her works, she focuses on lines and colors where she chooses the topics of interests which is often inspired by travels.
Currently, she is working on project "Act of pattern" where she is focused on the female body. Concentrated on the delicate and soft forms of the woman body she plays the game of shadows where light shows parts of women’s figures covered in patterned materials placed on colorful backgrounds.