Born in Katmandu from Austrian parents, Alexandra Pruscha crossed many cultural landscapes throughout her life. She studied textile art at the University of Applied Arts of Vienna, where she first began to experiment on color and texture. In her own words, she creates "woven color fields", paying extra attention to the history behind the fabrics she buys in flea markets and later embellishes with vegetal and mineral dye in the Thar desert. Pruscha has been living and working between Austria and India since the 90s. Her artistic practice is deeply rooted in the oriental tradition, although the way she presents her work - framing and hanging the textiles, drawing parallels between linen and canvas - takes the fabrics to a whole new context, relating to abstract art and its interpretative tradition in the western world.
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