Artist Statement

" Any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for. "

Charles Xavier (X-Men), Earth-616

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Alexandra Roy produces drawings, paintings, and mixed media works. Challenging the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, she attempts to address a wide range of subjects in a multi-layered manner in her works, in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is challenged. She likes to involve the viewer in a sometimes physical way and believes in the idea that function should follow form in a work.

Her drawings often reference mass culture and popular culture. With the help of written and drawn symbols, a world where lightness reigns and rules are undermined is created. With a conceptual approach, she addresses various overlapping themes :  several of these themes can be recognized, such as the relationship with popular culture and media, working with repetition and symbolism. Through these themes, she absorbs the tradition of memory art into her daily practice. This personal following and renewal of a past tradition is important as an act of meditation.

Her works respond directly to the surrounding environment and use the artist's everyday experiences as a starting point. They are often framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. Alexandra Roy currently lives and works in Montreal.