The model artist Jolie Alien has made a splash in the fashion world but has now made her mark in the art universe.
Jolie Alien began painting at 15-years-old after being diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia. She used art as a way to express herself.
Alien’s works are connected with personal memories, partly explaining her visual language. They are intertwined with surreal images, simple geometric patterns, and catchy inscriptions made with spray paint and overlap each other like a collage.
Essentially she outlines the idea of youth, which she has direct access to and is close to the adult world as a young adult.
The complementary colours, expressive drawing and collage compositions of her paintings may seem confusing to many. Still, this confusion and ambiguity is a unique feature of Alien’s works that distinguishes them from many others.
From a first impression, her artwork is packed with colour, sometimes drawing directly from her experiences on the runway.
According to Vogue, while Alien imagines her pieces will find a home at New York’s Museum of Modern Art or the Tate Modern Gallery in London, for right now, she enjoys the connection she feels through creating art.
“Art is now part of my life. It’s like reading a book or drinking a coffee every morning. I don’t know how to continue without it.” – Jolie Alien.
Celebrities-turned-artists are now proving that creativity is contagious.
“Most people are lucky if they even get to be good at one thing. However, some celebrities seem to have been blessed with a never-ending supply of creative talents,” claims The Best Life Online.
Jolie Alien may be the youngest rising Russian artist to note, but she is not the first or last.