LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Art is another way of seeing the world.
An essential way that expresses sensitivity, intelligence, humor and that must always be a means of self-expression and joy. alina(lalala)’s world looks like her: fun and spicy.
Continuously wondering about the world and laughing are essential for this artist, who does not hesitate to challenge and reinvent herself, to be in agreement with who she is and with the direction she wants to give to her artistic work. Various quotes, ironic questions, prompt the viewer to engage in a discussion about our society and our perception of it.
Poetry, quotations, but also music, myths, science and society feed the spirit and imagination of the artist. Alina’s artistic influences come as much from her personal life as from the masters of painting, whom she interprets freely.
Her work also incorporates the Japanese wabi-sabi esthetic concept, which emphasizes the beauty of imperfect, impermanent and incomplete things. It is the beauty of modest, humble and atypical items, an abstract idealization of beauty, which rejects standardization where everything is smooth and without relief and welcomes imperfections. Nothing is smooth, or without relief, everything is about imperfection; everything is imperfect.
Thanks to this use of medium, raw and direct - premeditated - the impalpable becomes palpable, expressing its vision of the world, without compromising its energy and message: this is its true impact.
Her work contains tons of sarcasm and a desire to provoke the viewer, to capture one’s attention in order to provide an emotion and to lead the viewer to wonder, reflect, or simply smile.
Alina works on several series that are as different as they are complementary. Throughout her reflections, duality comes back as a recurrent theme in her work, in different forms. This paradoxical interdependence is necessary to understand our world, to develop our consciousness, and to express our perceptions. And, such as a game, a secret, a story that adds to that of the work, the legend says her daughter come and put her name, “Lili”, on each of her paintings.
Trained as an actress and graphic designer in Geneva, Alina Schiau, aka: alina (lalala), sets out to move to Paris to devote herself to journalism and radio. Following many experiences in different artistic circles, Alina develops a singular creativity, and decides to express it in her true passion: the visual arts. Her family history is at the center of her creative passion: the daughter of political refugees, she only dreams of expressing herself freely through art! Since 2018, she has devoted herself entirely to this.
Spotted fairly quickly, she exhibited during the summer of 2019 at the Artitude Gallery on the theme of the feminine ideal, and is also represented by the Sonia Monti Gallery.
At the start of 2020, she was chosen by the Kazoart and Singulart galleries to be part of their selection of artists.
In November 2020, she was selected for the 2nd edition of Les Nouveaux Collectionneurs.
Alina (lalala) starts 2021, collaborating with the Fauve Beer brand, for the creation of two designs. She is preparing several exhibitions, notably: 1 month, 1 artist, at Montfort L’Amaury (78), a large group exhibition with Artschild, Paris 8, and the Frontière exhibition, with Les Nouveaux Collectionneurs, Paris 11.
Alina (lalala) has also just been chosen by HongLee Curator to represent her on Artsper and by specialists in the art market: MAISON CONTEMPORAIN.
WHO I AM
My works show truths and engage an ironical talk about society, and our perception of it.
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