Alexandra Cicorschi

Changing shape while staying the same, 2020 Alexandra Cicorschi
Holding on to the past, 2020 Alexandra Cicorschi
Holding life within, 2020 Alexandra Cicorschi
Lost Memories, 2020 Alexandra Cicorschi
Two Years Younger Than Me, 2020 Alexandra Cicorschi
Uprooted, 2020 Alexandra Cicorschi
Small gesture (hold), 2020 Alexandra Cicorschi
Small gesture (words), 2020 Alexandra Cicorschi
A place to think, 2020 Alexandra Cicorschi
Furl, 2019 Alexandra Cicorschi
Knots #2, 2019 Alexandra Cicorschi
More Reasons, 2020 Alexandra Cicorschi
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Alexandra Cicorschi
Abstract Artist
San Francisco, CA, United States

The Scent of Art

No one can know every corner of the world, but everyone can create their own universe from what they have seen and owned - that’s the beauty of creating with limitations and how artist Alexandra Cicorschi discovers her way to art.

Born in Romania, a country that had gone through revolution and unrest in the ‘80s, Cicorschi grew up in an environment where material things were cared for and reused due to their scarcity at the time. Exploring everyday objects’ full potential was one of the most valuable lessons of her childhood and has served as her inspiration for her work. Cicorschi builds her artwork by using an accessible resource available to her in San Francisco, discarded wood. With techniques used in traditional furniture making, the material becomes her brushstrokes, paint, and canvas. She uses only straight strips of wood in their natural colors and utilizes this seeming constraint into a unique aesthetic where straight lines build smooth curves and wood grains create colorful demonstrations. The salvaged material reveals its distinct shades and textures, with every trace of use telling stories of itself and the people who lived with it.

By stacking well-cut wood layers and arranging geometric patterns into organic compositions, Cicorschi creates new narratives for what is discarded and challenges the ways in which we value everyday objects. You can not only see and touch but also smell and feel the whole creation. Her work shines a light on the infinite possibilities in which creativity can soar within limitations, reflecting on the process of recirculation as a condition for life - creation - to exist.

American Contemporary Craft: A National Juried Exhibition
American Contemporary Craft: A National Juried Exhibition

Founded in 1997, LHUCA, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, is a nationally recognized private, 501(c)(3) non-profit fine arts center.

2020

Lubbock, TX

Self Portraits - Opening Reception
Self Portraits - Opening Reception

The solo exhibition titled Self Portraits will feature a new body of work created with salvaged wood and oil paint. The exhibition will run from March 5 to April 28, 2020* at Four Barrel Coffee. Four Barrel is a cafe and roastery that has been supporting artists with exhibitions since 2008. This exhibition is free and open to the public. Four Barrel Coffee 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco

2020

San Francisco, CA

Artist Reception at Ritual Coffee
Artist Reception at Ritual Coffee

Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Ritual Coffee 1026 Valencia Street, San Francisco Exhibition dates: November 26, 2019 - February 24, 2020 Celebrate three local female artists at Ritual Coffee Roasters with complimentary wine and snacks!

2019

San Francisco, CA