ALEXANDRA SPYRATOS

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Influenced by her colourful background, translating the heat and the exotic beauty of theAfrican wildlife to canvas has become Spyratos’ passion and spiritual goal.

This prolific Kenyan born international artist has become known for her bold and individual style. Her colourful paintings rich and textured with variegated gold, copper leaf and pure coloured silver, pastel crayon and glitter, recreate the physicality of the wild that inspires her.

With 48 solo shows behind her in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, New York, London, Milan, Miami and Hong Kong, Alexandra continues to expand her creative world, exploring and evolving in her individual contemporary style.

Exhibitions include the Nairobi National Museum, The National Gallery, Bulawayo, (Zimbabwe), The Cat Street Gallery (Hong Kong), Laurie’s Fine Art Gallery (Miami), Rushcutters Bay Gallery (Sydney), Libby Edwards Gallery,(Melbourne), The Municipal Gallery of Mykonos (Greece), Soho Gallery (Sydney), Watatu Gallery (Kenya), Art In The Yard (South Africa), Kasser Rassu Gallery (Marbella), Marta Torres Gallery (Ibiza), Imago Mundi, Museo Bilotti di Villa Borghese Rome (with Luciano Benetton), Polka Dot Gallery (Kenya), Salle Centrale Madelaine (Geneva), Galleria Centro D’Arte San Vidal (Venice), Red Sea Gallery (Singapore).

Commissions include: James Cameron, Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Australian High Commissioner H.E. Geoff Tooth, Prince Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon, Nadia Moidu,Angela Horvat, Luciano Benetton, Darcy Bussell, Marc Bouris, Domitilla Peugeot, Mick Doohan, Kempinski Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel, Radisson Hotels, Medina Palms.

Alexandra’s work is exhibited permanently at the Nairobi International Museum and the Yemisi Museum of Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria and she has completed two artists residencies in Nigeria and Portugal.

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions:

2024 January, AITY Gallery, Franschhoek, South Africa

2024 May, Catherine Miller Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK

2024 August, Municipal Gallery Of Mykonos, Greece

ARTISTS STATEMENT

I BELIEVE THAT IN EVERY BRUSH STROKE AN ARTISTS LIFE IS DEPICTED, THAT EVERY MARK PUT TO CANVAS REPRESENTS A LIFETIME OF EXPERIENCES IMPRINTED SILENTLY INTO ITS SHAPE AND FORM, A SOUL WHISPER, A PERSONAL PRESENCE CARRIED THROUGH THE ENERGY AND THE HEART OF THE ART. THIS SILENT DIALOGUE OF EXPRESSION THROUGH CREATIVITY IS MY DRIVE AND INSPIRATION AND HAS CONTRIBUTED TO A LIFETIME OF PAINTING.

– ALEXANDRA SPYRATOS