Her art is characterized by the abstract shapes of people, bold colors, and subtle texture. Her figures clearly resemble something out of Picasso’s head, though she began her unique style before she’d even heard of the famous art master. A study of her works invites us into her imagination: a place of color, light, and happiness.
Now 26, Nechita has achieved a great amount of infamy in her short life. Her pieces are owned by celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton. Additionally, she has been the official artist for the United Nations Peace Conference, the Special Olympics, and the Grammy Awards. More recently, she has marked two major milestones most artists never achieve: she had a painting accepted into theVatican, and she sold an original for one million dollars.
I cannot imagine a life without fantasy and faith in the impossible. It saddens me to know that people with ethereal and whimsical perceptions of the world are often seen as aimlessly chasing rainbows: the hopeless romantic you find in movies. I have found that one of the universal keys to maintaining happiness and peace in my life lies in nurturing the pat of my spirit that still believes that anything can happen.
– Alexandra Nechita
As they come through our gallery, many people ask what makes this artist so special, and I believe it is her uninhibited expression of emotion. As someone who has been painting since such a young age, she has been able to maintain a connection to the imagination of a child, while expressing her ideas with the skill and sophistication of an adult.
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