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Alexandra Mocanu

Tapestry Small I

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Previously exhibited at Miami 2022.

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Alexandra Mocanu


"Raised by a textile artist mother and furniture designer father, Bucharest-born French Romanian artist Alexandra Mocanu grew up immersed in the world of handcrafted arts. Surrounded by the tools and materials of her parents’ workshop, Mocanu began to discover her own artistic perspective, first through photography, then painting and tapestry. She arrived at her chosen materials by instinct, exploring the contrasts between the immediacy of painterly gesture and the constraints of realism. She currently works out of her studio in Pantin, France.

Imprinted with the rhythms of spontaneous gestures, Mocanu’s potent wall tapestry works are made of wool woven on canvas, with lines and colors meticulously threaded so as to appear at first glance to be painted in a single bold stroke. Her pieces begin as paintings in gouache, which are then painstakingly spun upon a loom into a tapestry. The expressive quality of Mocanu’s work belies her considered approach, in which a decisive brushstroke is slowed down into a time bending illusion woven with countless threads. At times spontaneous, other times more intentional, Mocanu’s abstract compositions assert a gap in the verisimilitude of mark making.

Mocanu was given the contemporary design award for her work shown at PAD Paris in 2018, which was called “colorful, luminous, and original” by PAD Paris Jury President Marie-Laure Jousset, speaking to Le Quotidien de l’Art. “Tapisseries,” Mocanu’s debut New York exhibition at Twenty First Gallery, received coverage from Architectural Digest, Surface, AN Interior, Brown Harris Stevens, and Cover."

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    130.0 x 150.0 x cm (51.2 x 59.1 x in)

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    New York

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