I believe that for art to be effective, it should reflect skills and knowledge, communicate by inspiring feelings, and possess a sense of beauty. Without communication, art loses its purpose and makes it nonsensical to share with others. Therefore, my work focuses on the role of art in the modern world and what art should represent as a truly creative form. It takes a personal view on determining what art and an artist is at the present time. As my subject matter, I start with human forms, sometimes derived from classical sculptures. My distinct voice is in finding hidden forms that all living things especially those not seen with the naked eye. I want the viewers to pause and make them attentive to the things that need more attention in order to be fully discovered. When people view my work I want them to understand this comparison and force an awareness of how important it is to acknowledge traditions and to be able to take a new look at these traditions in order to create a modern masterpiece. I believe that an artist should not forget tradition while breaking new ground.
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Bio – Alexandra Po is a young artist from Saint-Petersburg, Russia, living and working in New York City. She received her B.F.A in Painting from LIU Post College. In the fall of 2013 Alexandra attended Firenze ArtiVisive school in Florence, Italy. In 2012 she was invited to South Korea, where she exhibited her work in four different cities. Also, in 2012 one of her photographs was chosen by Naomi Rosenblum, a historian of photography, for 8th National Competition. Alexandra’s work is predominantly in the medium of painting with an application of sewing.