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'Ripple'

experimental painting

2019 - 2020

Through her experimental watercolour practice Aleksova challenges the notions of traditional watercolour painting by using steel as the base of each work, sometimes etching the steel with acid which deteriorates the metal, creating beautiful patterns of rust.

The rust will carry on eating the metal, changing the artwork with every single second that passes.

This process is playing with the idea of losing and regaining control, in the creation of artworks which are unique and cannot be replicated.

What is then left on the canvas is not simply an image but an event.

Watercolour and rust on steel sheet, 50 x 60  cm, 2019

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In the process, 2019

Watercolour and rust on steel sheet, 50 x 60  cm, 2019

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In the process: mixing pigments, 2019

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In the process: mixing pigments and cataloguing them, 2019

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In the process: Aleksova painting in her studio, 2019

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Watercolour and rust on steel sheet, 20 x 20  cm, 2019

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Watercolour and rust on steel sheet, 20 x 20  cm, 2019

Watercolour and rust on steel sheet, 50 x 60  cm, 2019

In the process: Aleksova painting in her studio, 2019