Fei Alexeli in After NYNE Magazine
AN: Tell us about your experience exhibiting and The Other Art Fair.
FA: I exhibited a few months ago at The Other Art Fair, ‘The Interrupted Places’. It was the first art fair that I joined and the first time I exhibited in the UK. It was amazing to see so many people being interested in art. There was a genuine warmth, good atmosphere and positive vibes created by the organisation, the exhibiting artists and all the people who came to enjoy art. My first experience was really nice and intense.
AN: Good to hear and congratulations for the nice work. So, one of your art project is called “The Interrupted Places”. Could you explain to us what this project is about?
FA: “The Interrupted Places” Is a digital collage project; one I’ve been working on quite a long time now, even before thinking about exhibiting my work to public view. Its about creating surreal places and digital utopias. There is a dominant element in the project, the universe. The concept of the universe is awe-inspiring to me but I think that Neil deGrasse Tyson conveyed it perfectly: “I look up at the night sky and I know that, yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe but perhaps more important than both of these facts, is that the universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up many people feel small, because they are small and the universe is big. But I feel big because my atoms came from those stars.”
AN: That sounds interesting! Any future project that you would like to share with us?
FA: Recently, I was invited to transform a denim garment into a piece of art as part of a partnership between Waven UK fashion brand and The Other Art Fair. I am very passionate and intrigued when different disciplines meet and lose their boundaries so I am really looking forward to it.
AN: And we are looking forward to see that! But except all that, is there a dream project for you?
FA: Dream project? Hm… I would love to design music record covers and I would love to design textile patterns for fashion brands. I would also love to get involved in magazine photoshoots as creative and art director. I guess, it’s good to have dreams and make plans for the future, sometimes though, I am overwhelmed when I am thinking of the endless possibilities of creations.