Solo exhibition by Alexandra Knie
12.06. - 30.09.2021, Culla, ES

Matter-Antimatter<br>Solo exhibition by Alexandra Knie<br>12.06. - 30.09.2021, Culla, ES

Matter-Antimatter is the solo exhibition of German-born Valencia-based embroiderer and artist Alexandra Knie.

Alexandra Knie, born 1984, graduated in Fine Arts from the Alanus University of Arts and Social Science in Alfter/Bonn, Germany (2003-2007) and complemented her studies with Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Genova (Italy) and Textil Design, Arts and Humanities at the University of Paderborn (Germany). Her special interest is the artistic investigation of the intersection of art, craft and science. She has worked in painting, drawing, screen printing and textile techniques, most of all in machine embroidery. 

Artist statment:
My artistic investigation focuses on the intersection of art, craft and science. In particular, I concentrate on scientific illustrations and methods as they are applied in microbiology and astronomy or astrobiology, for example, to create metaphorical visions of them through cross-disciplinary artistic transformations that are put into multiple layers beyond an empirical logic.
The transfer of microscopic and macroscopic visualized images into a hand or machine embroidery, sometimes merged with painting, links two divergent areas: modern science and a historical textile technique. By using textile materials as a carrier material as well as hand and machine embroideries, I am looking for infusing my artworks with tactile and sensory qualities, extending the purely visual, which simultaneously examine the social, cultural and ethical questions raised by artistic practices that engage with scientific themes and cultural connotations. By means of an ongoing artistic-experimental laboratory, which simulates and analyses the different connections between the inner world and the phenomena of the universe, I try to create new contexts of perception in art and science, building a kind of knowledge space. My work is mostly inspired by artists like Nancy Graves, Anni Albers, Ernesto Neto, José María Sicilia and Laura Splan.”

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