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Alejandra Sieder

Alejandra Sieder

Born: 1974

Hometown: Sydney

Based in: Sydney

Venezuelan-Spanish artist currently living and working in Sydney, Australia. Sieder´s paintings are an abstract interpretation of her personal perception of the world around and an exploration into the introspective self.

Statement:
Optimal mental health is non-existent. The chaos of life is the result of a variety of mental processes triggered by intrusive thoughts. The paintings that comprise my body of work, are an exploration of the relation between conscious and sub-consciousness. Both, the media and dimensions for each work, change based on the density or immensity of the mental process portrayed. Each work in this series portrays a variety of intense emotions. Some are darker—like the airless feeling of a panic attack—and some lighter, like the feeling of hope and fulfilment.
Since childhood, I have been focused on analysing the nuances of human behaviour. Later in my life, and through my studies in psychology, I have come to realise that often people are unable to reflect and identify the intrusive thoughts that fill their psyche, thus precluding any attempt to receive the so much needed help. This dark hole can be felt by many as a hopeless place. However, my paintings express that there is light in darkness. Through the reflection of oneself with the canvas, transcendence over diminished mental states begin to be possible.
When I work, I think of a white canvas as a clean, untouched territory. As a painting develops, I correlate the act of going deeply into the surface with going deeply into oneself. Painting becomes a meditative process between myself and the canvas —a point of concentration in field self-focus.
My aim in these soul-stirring series is for these works to resonate with the audience by challenging and pushing the limits of our comfort zone. An apparent first-impression of discomfort leads the viewer to unfold the intrinsic beauty and evanescence of each scene.
Alejandra Sieder.

EDUCATION
2014 Bachelor of Psychology, International University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
2016 Art Therapy Course, Drawing, Painting and Self-Exploration, Udemy, Sydney
1998 Art Therapy Course, Within the Current of the Human Gestalt Psychology, ArsMandala, Caracas, Venezuela
1992 – 1994 Color and Light with Josue Arocha, Caracas, Venezuela
1991 – 1995 Mixed media and Technique with Josu Calvo, Caracas, Venezuela
1991 – 1995 Drawing with Marcela Navea, Caracas, Venezuela
1991 – 1995 Photography with Ricardo Ferreira, Caracas, Venezuela
1991 – 1995 Diploma of Graphic Design at Hans Neumann Design Institute, Caracas, Venezuela

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 "Tell me, I'm still here", Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2017 Parallax Art Fair, London, UK
2014 Peace in Silence, Artista Gallery, Oslo, Norway
2010 Words, Lindvedske Gallery, Arendal, Norway
2009 Be a woman, Hove Galleri, Arendal, Norway
2008 Resurrection, Lindvedske Gallery, Arendal, Norway
2008 Opening, Kulturfabrikken, Arendal, Norway
2004 Internal Spring, Espacio Artepolis, Madrid, Spain
2004 Soul Vibration 2, Exquisitio Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2003 Soul Vibration, Mambo Gallery, Madrid, Spain

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020  Bay Window Studio, Sydney, Australia
2020  Traffic Jam Galleries, Sydney, Australia
2020  Azur Gallery, Madrid, Spain 
2020  Inktrospection, The Wellington Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2020  Northern Perspectives, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney, Australia
2019 The Other Art Fair, Sydney, Australia
2019 Colours of NSW, Parliament of NSW, Sydney, Australia
2018 Mosman Art Society, Fred Hutley Hall, North Sydney Council, Australia
2018 Artist of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2017 Summer Small Art, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, ROA, London, UK
2017 What a Home Means to You?, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney, Australia
2017 Artist of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2016 What a Home Means to You?, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney, Australia
1995 Portraits 3, Expographic 95, Caracas, Venezuela
1994 Faces and Feelings, Institute of Design Hans Neumann, Caracas, Venezuela
1994 Portraits 2, Expographic 94, Caracas, Venezuela
1993 Death Nature, Institute of Design Hans Neumann, Caracas, Venezuela
1993 Portraits, Expographic 93, Caracas, Venezuela

ART PRIZES
2019 Noriko Xin, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Brisbane, Australia
2018 Shaping thoughts into physical manifestations, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Brisbane, Australia
2017 Melting Snow, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Brisbane, Australia
2016 Thirty by Thirty, Finalist. Colour Trap Gallery, Sydney
1996 Latin-American Indigenous People, Ministry of the Environment. Third prize. Caracas, Venezuela

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
Azur Gallery, Madrid, Spain

RESIDENCIES
Bushwick South Art Residency, Sydney, Australia

WORKSHOPS
2011 – 2012 Mandala Art Therapy, Instructor, Bjørnsletta, Arendal, Norway
2001 – 2003 Mandala Art Therapy, Instructor, ArsMandala, Caracas, Venezuela

COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS
Private collection, Dung, France.
Private collection, Tazmania, Australia.
Private collection, Berlin, Germany.
Private collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Painting Commission, "Mujer, tú me inspiras!" (Woman, you inspire me!) T.V. SBS Spanish, Australia.
Private collection, Mosman, NSW, Australia.
Private collection, Dee Why, NSW, Australia.
Private collection, Freshwater, NSW, Australia.
Private collection, Arendal, Norway.
Private collection, Oslo, Norway.
Private collection, Stavanger, Norway.
Private collection, Miami, USA.
Private collection, Madrid, Spain.
Private collection, Arendal, Norway.
Private collector, Caracas, Venezuela.
Public Collection, El Refugio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain.
Commissioned work, Rialto Theater, Madrid, Spain.


PRESS
2017 "Mujer, tú me inspiras!" (Woman, you inspire me!) T.V. SBS Spanish, Australia
2017 “Art as a healing mechanism”, radio interview. SBS Spanish, Australia
2004 TV and radio interview, Telemadrid, Amalgama Space. Latinamerican Artist, Madrid, España


9 works for sale

The River Punan

Alejandra Sieder, Australia

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US$ 1,200

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En Este Mundo Hay Espacio Para Todos by Alejandra Sieder

Alejandra Sieder, Australia

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US$ 2,000

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Corset by Alejandra Sieder

Alejandra Sieder, Australia

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US$ 2,000

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Interconnection by Alejandra Sieder

Alejandra Sieder, Australia

Painting

US$ 1,550

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The Lost City by Alejandra Sieder

Alejandra Sieder, Australia

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US$ 2,850

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RINGS by Alejandra Sieder

Alejandra Sieder, Australia

Painting

US$ 4,000

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Monochrome by Alejandra Sieder

Alejandra Sieder, Australia

Painting

US$ 3,500

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Attentiveness by Alejandra Sieder

Alejandra Sieder, Australia

Painting

US$ 3,000

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Brain With Pollock by Alejandra Sieder

Alejandra Sieder, Australia

Painting

US$ 4,300

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What inspires you?

The analysis of human behaviour

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Describe your creative process.

When I work, I think of a white canvas as a clean, untouched territory. As a painting develops, I correlate the act of going deeply into the surface with going deeply into oneself. Painting becomes a meditative process between myself and the canvas —a point of concentration in field self-focus.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Passion, focus and dedication

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Pollock, Miro, Victor Vasarely, Cruz Diez, Bridget Riley, Jesus Rafael Soto

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

My perseverance

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

When you think it is done, you can always go beyond it.

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Where do you go for inspiration?

Beach


Collections featuring Alejandra Sieder

2 Collections

Op Art

14 Artists, 24 Products

Last Updated Jan 18, 2021

Celebrating Artists in Australia

25 Artists, 42 Products

Last Updated Dec 02, 2020

Celebrating Artists in Australia

25 Artists, 42 Products

Last Updated Dec 02, 2020


Credentials

Awards

Thirty by Thirty, Finalist. Colour Trap Gallery, Sydney

2016

Melting Snow, Contemporary Art Awards, Brisbane, Australia

2017

Shaping thoughts, Contemporary Art Awards Finalist,Australia

2018

Noriko Xin, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Australia

2019

Awards

Thirty by Thirty, Finalist. Colour Trap Gallery, Sydney

2016

Melting Snow, Contemporary Art Awards, Brisbane, Australia

2017

Shaping thoughts, Contemporary Art Awards Finalist,Australia

2018

Noriko Xin, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Australia

2019

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