"Transformation" is the name of my latest series of paintings. The inspiration for them came from my previous expirations of shapes and colours.
For 2 years I've been studying the way time alters fruit and vegetables. Why did I choose them? Well fruit and vegetables are perfect for observing the cycle of transformation from growth to decay, from the moment the fruit has ripened to its full disappearance. I am fascinated by the way a fruit or vegetable will change daily depending on the conditions.
The next logical step was to re-assess my own body. I discovered that my body isn't going to be young and full of vitality forever in the image of the of the classical paintings. It's mortal and just as a fruit it is undergoing a transformation and will decay. My body is changing every day.
Society has conditioned us to think that the process of decay is shameful, inevitable and depressing. But is it though? Every change signals our inner growth and progress. We become older, wiser and more experienced. Isn't there beauty in the breasts of a woman who fed a child? Isn't there beauty in the fingers of an old woman who worked hard all her life. When I see my own wrinkles, they remind me of the creases in the skin of a fruit. I am fascinated by this world of aging and transformation.
But it's not just my physical body, it is also a sort of canvas that shows my inner feelings and experiences. I am proud of it. I would really want for every person in the world and especially women to see this. Those women who are still feeling oppressed by the patriarchy. I want them to enjoy and appreciate every stage of their life. I want them to love their bodies with its natural changes and wish they could see it as a pinnacle of harmony, perfection, beauty and life.
We lose and find ourselves, we change but somehow stay the same person, we age but come alive.
We are a process and not a frozen, still pretty picture.
“During my very first art school class our teacher put a vase of fruits and vegetables in front of us and said that fruits always talk in still life, a red bell pepper whispers something to a green apple that is why the red is reflected on the green. Obviously she was talking about technical bases of fine arts. But she had no idea that my way as an artist has started with this phrase. I realized that all the objects in this world are connected with each other, they influence each other and are constantly transforming. And my goal is to depicture it”
Alessandra B-B, a professional artist from Barcelona, was born in 1986 in Vitebsk. Small yet remarkable town of Marc Chagall, the founder of the avant-garde school.
During her studies at the institute Alessandra won a scholarship in Barcelona with her project. One year in this Spanish city had a tremendous influence on her work. Picasso, Gaudi, its architecture, all this formed her further aspirations.
Next ten years Alessandra has been living in Moscow, has been painting, teaching and taking part in exhibitions, but she could not let go of her desire to come back to Spain.
Since 2017, the artist has been living in Barcelona and working in her studio.
Alessandra collaborates with galleries from New York, Moscow, London, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona.
Nowadays her paintings are situated in many private collections in the USA, Canada, Israel, Russia, Spain, France, Great Britain etc.
IED ( Spain/Barcelona)- BA- 2008
Vitebsk University of Technology, Belarus -BA- 2007
Art school №3 of Vitebsk, Belarus -2002
04/11/21-07/11/21 Art fair Frankfurt 2021
Finalist Art Takes 2021, New York City, USA
21/04/2021-23/04/2021 digital event on the Gamerjibe platform.
15/06/2021-01/11/2021 - Gaudi Gallery, Madrid, Spain
17/03/2021-31/03/2021 - Ki Smith Gallery, New York City, USA
12/02/20 - 01/06/2021 Gallery Galería Perrotta, Barcelona, Spain
11/12/2020-30/01/21 - Solo show "Transformations", HQ Barcelona, Spain
12/12/20 -07/04/2021 Gallery SONIA MONTI Paris, France
2019 - "Sounds 2", "Sounds 3", Barcelona, Col·lectiva , Dipòsit del Rei Martí
2019- "Dream" Barcelona, Spain Dario Sigismondo Art Gallery
2017- "Nameless", 4 pictures, London, OXO tower
2017- "Nameless", 2 pictures, Moscow, Smolensk passage