Sasha Kraal

Sasha Kraal
Last Name: Kraal
First Name: Sasha
Country: Czech Republic
City: Prague
Art Form: Painting
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Statement

The beauty of life and diversity of the world we live in displays itself in so many colors, shapes and forms, in light and darkness; it's impossible for us to take it all in. I don’t paint what is around me, what I see or what I am told is there. I paint what I feel, what I see with my heart. I paint my secrets, my break-ups, my lovemaking. I paint my anger, frustrations. I paint my tears, my laughs, my satisfaction. I paint every breath I take and every emotion I feel. I don’t live days, hours or seconds. I live my life the way I know how to, in a world I am making for myself.

I am an abstract painter, but it's mainly abstract for you. For me, my paintings have an exact shape and form, displaying something I have experienced. When you come to my exhibition, its like you come to my life celebration. You may not see it at first, but what you are experiencing, is looking into a window of my life, myself, my most intimate moments, day by day as they keep passing. I lived every single thing on those paintings, I felt every single emotion captured in them. What my hope and goal is, is to provoke an imagination in every single one of you, for you to find pieces of your own story, your own private moments.

Biography

Sasha Kraal is a Czech-Dutch painter recently left Amsterdam to return to her birth town of Prague, where her atelier is currently based. Many of Kraal’s fans’ initial encounter with the self-taught painter was through her DIY online gallery, where she posted photographs of her artwork in combination with a text to accompany every piece. In this way, Kraal weaves her life experiences into lyrical compositions and varied painting technique. These abstract tales became an instant sensation almost overnight, going viral on Facebook and attracting thousands of views within the first month of publication.

Galleries

Life As We Know It, World As We Make It
Life As We Know It, World As We Make It

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Events

Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
fusion hotel prague - Epopey Lounge & 360 Bar
Panska 19
Prague, Czech Republic
On Friday 13th February, the celebrated emerging painter and visual storyteller, Sasha Kraal, will unveil her first solo exhibition at fusion hotel prague. Running for one night only, the elegant evening of art, drinks and music will reveal a curated selection of Kraal’s abstract oil paintings and textual murals with Sasha herself making an appearance to meet the guests (and who will also be joined by some very special guests!). The event will also feature a live performance from new modern jazz band Amusement Park,which includes renowned musicians Kaia Brown (N.O.H.A.), Jakub Antl (Nightwork) and Michal Šupák (Charlie Straight). Refreshments will be provided by the Skoupil winery, and visitors will be invited to take part in a unique interactive art display. And after the evening of art, entertainment and mingling, you can enjoy a free ride home from exclusive taxi service Uber! Don't forget - there is a strict black and white dress code, which will just make you pop on the red carpet!
Starts: Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Ends: Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 12:00 AM
fusion hotel prague - Epopey Lounge & 360 Bar
Panska 19
Prague, Czech Republic
Sasha Kraal is a Czech/ Dutch abstract visual artist who expresses her life experiences through abstract oil paintings with occasional acrylic detail and short written columns masterfully paired with each visual piece. In that sense Sasha is a storyteller, ready to share raw emotions and harshness of life in a powerful and absorbing way, taking you on a journey of self-discovery.
Fyer , Fyer!
Starts: Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Ends: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street
New York, United States
10016
SIREN Baroque kicks off its third season with Fyer, Fyer!, the first of four concerts exploring the ancient elements, in a special collaboration with the innovative baroque dancers Laura Careless and Marisol Cabrera. The program features blazingly passionate works by Morley, Monteverdi, Rebel, Scarlatti, and Handel, all of which use fire as a metaphor for nature’s wrath, spiritual zeal, lustful ardor, or the terrors of hell. With SIREN Baroque’s “impassioned performances” (Early Music America) accompanied by strikingly seductive choreography, it promises to be an evening to ignite the senses.
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