The series Melting Paradise (Greece, 2017-2019) is an attempt at capturing the ambiguity of a country struggling with an economic crisis whilst still maintaining its identity as a leisure activities’ oasis and summer respite. Vibrant and disturbing colors and almost postcard-like compositions work together to comprise a vague sense of torpidity and despair. Commenting on such a convoluted and elusive subject may be challenging; the same can be said about aesthetically expressing the beauty of a paradise-like place without losing objectivity.
Series: Melting Paradise
Image rights: © Aleksandra Osa
Signature: Hand-signed and dated on the reverse.
Aleksandra Osa was born in Warsaw in 1988. She graduated Academy of Fine Arts (Warsaw, 2015) at the Faculty of Painting. Her works have been featured at solo and collective exhibitions in Poland, UK, Greece, and in the USA.
Aleksandra has experimented with several mediums, such as acrylics, ink and gouache, but the oils tend to be her most preferred medium. In her works the artist attempts to interpret reality through her own artistic resources, simultaneously maintaining a semblance of realism. Her art is inspired by her own environment, treating the subject merely as an excuse for the search of artistic form. Aleksandra worked, alongside an international team of painters, as part of the animation team of the movie Loving Vincent (2015-2016). In her role as a painting animator she specialised in moving camera as well as in landscape scenes. She currently lives and works in Athens, Greece.