Aleksandra Wadas was born and raised in communist Poland and immigrated to Canada in her teens. She received an entrance scholarship to York University for Visual Art and Graphic Design. She later continued her education at University of Windsor, where she obtained her degree in 2011. Following her graduation, Aleksandra went on to collaborate with international artists on large scale mural commissions in Iceland and Holland. Today she continues to exhibit her art in North America and Europe and her work can be found in private collections on both continents.
As an artist experienced in working on anything from a small canvas to a three story building, Aleksandra understands that the setting, the audience and the scale of the work will affect both creative process and expression. In her paintings, Aleksandra’s figures are placed in spaces with no clear links to a specific place or time. The works are dream-like and ambiguous, yet filled with a feeling of familiarity and intimacy. Aleksandra likes to experiment with the idea of the female form, as viewed through the eyes of another female. But most of all, she experiments with colour and explores its use as light.
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