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Alek O.

Lives and works in Milan, Italy

Overview

In her practice Alek O. (Born in Buenos Aires, 1981. Lives and works in Milan.) blends the common notion of the readymade with craft, embroidery and other traditional art-making forms. On the verge between transformation and conservation, Alek O. strips the objects’ common visual aspects and replaces them with geometric abstraction. Reversing the perspective of design, Alek O. favours re-creation over creation and deconstruction over construction. The objects, chosen for their emotional quality,...Read more