She explains: “My work explores a world of visual intoxication; it captures moments of enchantment, which are associated with urban nightlife. I am fascinated by the ambience of the city at night and its alluring qualities. pedestrians evoke feelings of wonder and disorientation. Vibrant lights become a magical landscape with enticing opportunities and promises of fulfillment.
“In our seemingly satisfied society, there is a struggle to achieve higher levels of pleasure. We explore various environments and activities in search of pleasure. The extravagant lights of the nighttime environments entice us to participate in curious events, enticing us to discover new forms of satisfaction. “
Recreating the feeling of dizziness and confusion by letting the paint fade and letting the shapes dissolve, Alexandra suggests movement in order to slow down the scene and capture fleeting moments, which tend to be forgotten. She adds, “The feeling of movement is heightened through the use of quick, vigorous lines and crisp outlook. By interpreting lights graphically or pictorially, I create a feeling of space, alluding to a hallucinogenic experience. I want the eye of the beholder to travel through my composition and experience a familiar and uplifting event of an actual nighttime excursion. “
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