My work investigates a world of visual intoxication; it captures moments of enchantment, which are associated with urban nightlife. I am fascinated by the ambiance of the city at night and its seductive qualities. The breathtaking turbulence of speeding vehicles and hasty pedestrians evoke feelings of wonder and disorientation. The vibrant lights become a magical landscape with enticing opportunities and promises of fulfillment.
Alexandra Pacula was born in Poland in 1979 and at the age of fourteen moved to The United States together with her family. She is a New York based artist and works in a studio in Brooklyn. She received a BFA degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2002 and in 2006 finished a MFA degree at Montclair University. Her work has been included in many exhibitions in the US as well as Spain and London.
Alexandra usually works on a large scale and explores the anxieties and conditioning inherent in being human. Her vigorous painterly scenes of urban nightlife offer an insight to human interactions, seductions and desires. Through bold application of paint, visible brushstrokes and soft glazing she creates a lush, inviting surface that draws the viewer in. Pacula's ideas are inspired by her immediate surroundings, personal experiences and observations.