Alexandra Bremers lives and works in the Netherlands.She is married to Hans Paijmans, a scientist in artificial intelligence
and they have two lovely daughters.
In 2010 she graduated from the Rietveld Academy. She graduated from the glass department, but in her sculptures and installations she uses many different materials like latex rubber, wool or sugar etc.
Her sculptures are figurative, often made from existing objects . They show a great fragility and appear torn or falling apart. Xandra seeks for all the different ways in which human society deals with ending and decay. By putting the work in different contexts she tells a narrative of death and agression but also one of careful handling and compassion, confronting us in a poetic way with what we generally do not like to acknowledge.
Recently , she shifted her focus to installation work, a means of artistic expression that allows her to visualize a thought process. Her newest installation is called "Unrevealedness", a triptych of three separate installations exploring the elusive moment when a mere thing becomes a work of art.
Xandra likes to theorize about art as much as she likes the practice of making art. She finds the perfect opportunity to combine these in her artistic research. “My installations visualize a thought process and in doing so invite the viewer to engage in that process”, she says. Her research is an ongoing development of questions asked and questions raised as a result of the work she makes and the debate she engages in. “In art, as always, the big questions that keep coming up are about the essence of art, the nature of the artistic idea and the role of the artist. My research is done from the standpoint of the artist, reflecting on philosophical theories as well as theories from neuro-biology on imagination and creativity.