Author Archives: Alexandra

Fleeting Dance

‘Fleeting Dance’
Oil painting on linen, 87×124 cm

Meeting. Oil on linen, 70x70 cm

CUBUS Installation

‘Cubus: Five projections of an ideal space’ is a painting installation of 5 acrylic painted mdf-boards (60x60cm each) that represent imaginary landscape of four towers, which are observed from five different viewpoints. The artwork was presented as flat installation at Art Arnhem Alumni 2015 exhibition in October 2015 and as a 3D cube at the LISFE film festival in Leiden (Haagweg, 4) in April 29-30 2016.

The Survivors

Welcome to the opening of The Survivors art exhibition on Friday 15th of April at 16.30 at the Atrium The Hague City Hall (Spui 70, The Hague), where my latest painting ‘Tumbleweed’ is exposed.
During the opening I’ll be performing the Live Drawing together with the Syrian music band. The performance starts at 17.15.
The Survivors art exhibition, organised by The Hague Peace Projects, will challenge and confront a large and varied public to consider the daily reality of the lives of Syrian refugees. 16 artists get the assignment to react on the drawings of a Syrian boy of 11 years old, Taim Safar, by making their own, new work. It shows that something as simple as a drawing of a child can lead to such a unique and innovative art project.

Please, support the crowdfunding campaign of this project (till April 6).

Place: Atrium City Hall, Spui 70, The Hague
Opening: April 15, 16:30
End: May 4

For more information check The Survivors art exhibition and The Survivors event in Facebook.

Profile Picture_FBTumbleweed, oil on linen, 100x100 cm

Acute Insight

‘Acute Insight’
Oil painting on canvas, di 50 cm.

Acute Insight. Oil on canvas, di 50cm.

Live Drawing for Vortex by Inedits

On Thursday November 5 at 8.30 pm at Korzo Theatre (Prinsestraat 42, The Hague) I’ll be performing Live Drawings at Nuno Torres Marques CD presentation of a new album ‘Vortex’ by INEDITS.
Welcome!

ArtEZ Arnhem Alumni Fine Art exhibition

During the Art Arnhem Alumni 2015 exhibition two paintings and one installation of mine will be presented at Stadhuis Arnhem (Koningstraat 38, Arnhem) October 30th till November 1st.
Opening is on Friday October 30th at 6 pm.
Welcome!
I’ll be there on opening night and on Sunday November the 1st.
The Art Arnhem on Facebook

Art works at Art Arnhem Alumni

Last day of One day group expo in Delft

These paintings and other art works (silk scarves and hand printed bags) will be presented on Saturday September 26 from 11am – 4pm during the prolonged exhibition at Atelier Art in Colour​ near Delft (Dijkshoornseweg 43, 2635 EK Den Hoorn). This is the last day of exposition after successful shows on 12th and 20th of September.
Welcome! I’ll be there after 12am.

Here is a link to a Facebook event.

Colourful Identities performance

In April 2015 Colourful Identities were performed three times in Berlin and was followed by exhibitions of my paintings. In the performance Colourful Identities both art forms meet: the music of songwriter and composer Suzy Bartelt and my live visuals (analog and digital animated drawings).
Music is colour, colour is music: loud red, tender blue, hissing orange, sparkling melodies, round or sharp sounds. The energy of colour affects us more intensely than we consciously realise. In music “rhythms and sounds touch our souls at the deepest and shake it most powerfully” (Plato). Is it possible to use different colours and shapes, to let different facets and identities of an ego stand side by side? When am I “myself”? Is it okay to show many different “I’s“? What is the effect on outsiders when I show different “I’s” in my social interaction?
First time we performed in “Loophole” (Berlin Neukölln) and the performance was accompanied only by digital animated drawings.
For the second performance in “Hannes Café” (Berlin Gatow) I made only real drawings: one drawing for each song.
The final performance was at Oranienwerk (Oranienburg, near Berlin) and I create both analog and digital visuals as for Sonnige Silberne Freiheit .
Here is a Colourful Identities trailer where you can see three songs of ten in total.

vocals/composition/guitar: Suzy Bartelt (DE) – www.suzybartelt.de
live visuals: Alexandra Arshanskaya (RU/NL) – www.arshanskaya.com
guitar: Matt Baldwin (DE/UK), saxophone/accordion: Mareike Schinzel(DE), percussion: Tom Dayan (DE/IL)
To be continued…

Meeting

The ‘Meeting’
Oil painting on linen, 70×70 cm

Meeting. Oil on linen, 70x70 cm

Light Shift

The ‘Light Shift’.
Oil painting on linen, 60×60 cm

Light Shifting. Oil on linen, 60x60 cm