Currents #02 2016
- About the artist
Alexandra Roozen (1971, Purmerend, the Netherlands) lives and works in Rotterdam. She graduated cum laude the St Joost art academy, Breda, and received several grants from Mondriaan Fund and CBK Rotterdam, awarded residencies include the Meulensteen Art Centre and Art Foundation IK-Island. The work of Alexandra Roozen is regularly exhibited in galleries, museums and art fairs.
“Alexandra Roozen’s works are full of surprises. They demand physical proximity, to be looked at up-close, scrutinized. They absorb your vision, invite you to discover emerging planes, distinguish lines and follow contours. The observer is challenged to view the work again and again from various perspectives. This is mainly a result of the fact that, in order to research and analyze the properties and limitations of materials, Roozen explores the expressive power of forms and textures, of sizes and proportions. It is, however, the intense manner in which she is able to render spatial illusion that determines the magic of her work.”