After receiving a harsh diagnosis, his doctor asked him a key question

After receiving a harsh diagnosis, his doctor asked him a key question
After receiving a harsh diagnosis, his doctor asked him a key question

June 17, 202401:59


“The act of painting is about a heart telling another heart where it found its salvation,” Francisco Goya once said, putting words to so many people in this world who found on a blank canvas the beginning of a path of healing and a way to extend to other human beings a key to explore one’s own emotionsjust as happened to Alejandra Stier, a woman who as a child allowed herself to be moved by the brushstrokes of others, and then immersed herself in the universe of the plastic arts to recreate her own view of the world.

However, in her artistic path, Goya’s expression had a full impact on her life at a time when she had already become a mother and was going through her first youth. It happened unexpectedly one day when a diagnosis changed the course of her life: breast cancer, They told her, and unarmed, an abyss filled with uncertainties opened before her.

Nature is a constant source of inspiration for Alejandra Stier

Alejandra grew up in Palermo, in the Federal Capital. As a child she was attracted to art thanks to her teachers whom she remembers with admiration and the visits to museums encouraged by her parents. But in those days of her childhood, her senses were ignited by a pastime as simple as going out. to play with his friends on the sidewalk after school.

Already in his adolescence he let himself be carried away by his love for horses, which he channeled into riding days on the weekends. Colors, meanwhile, fully entered her life to such a point that absolutely everything seemed like a surface suitable for capturing the creations that came out of his pencils and school pens: “I started painting even the geography plans,” remember.

Alejandra Stier today

Suddenly, the flow of creativity seemed inexhaustible, Alejandra then dedicated herself to accompanying her strokes with other artistic activities, such as designing her own daily agendas, filled with an identity that was outlined as the years passed: “Finally, I started going to Kenneth Kempble’s workshop,” he adds.

For Alejandra, high school days were spent creatively, until the arrival of that critical period in the lives of many, where society whispers to us in a not always subtle way that it is time to get serious and choosing how to be productive for the rest of our existence.

“I wanted to be an artist, but since it was not seen as a career that would generate income “They recommended that I study Graphic Design,” reveals Alejandra, who took that path; she graduated from the University of Buenos Aires and then also obtained a degree in Visual Communicator from the University of Belgrano.

“I wanted to be an artist, but since it was not seen as a career that would generate income, they recommended that I study Graphic Design”

Thus, between formal jobs and the formation of one’s own family, pencils, brushes and color palettes were somewhat forgotten.

Breast cancer, Alejandra heard, the words were shocking, how could it be? She was a very young mother full of dreams. But then, after her diagnosis, she came up with an unexpected question that brought her back to the present: What do you think you could do in the meantime to accompany the treatment? his doctor asked him.

Without hesitation, a single word came to the young woman’s mouth: paint. Painting was something of hers, very typical of her and that had accompanied her throughout her life to transform her emotions in any present, in any scenario.

“It was there where I chose art again and I never left it again,” Alejandra continues. “Art was a channel of healing. It was a great impact to realize that through colors and shapes I could express myself and heal. In art, each brushstroke or color communicates to us an inner journey of each one. Hence it plays a fundamental role for both the artist and the viewer,” he reflects.

“It was a great impact to realize that through colors and shapes I could express myself and heal.”

With each brushstroke, Alejandra embarked on an introspective path that became much more than a path of healing, it became a dialogue with herself and with the viewer where she explored the complexity and duality of the human experience.

Little by little, painting took on a central role until it acquired a leading role, and today, Alejandra exhibits her creations with pride, engaging in invisible and multidimensional dialogues, as in his latest exhibition “Exploring the invisible”, where you can observe the presence of hummingbirds in a halo of fascination with magic and that awaken the imagination and curiosity in an invitation to explore the deepest emotions.

“Alejandra’s bold and expressive strokes lead us along the paths of a vibrant existence, where the exploration of the deep and the unknown becomes an act of courage and discovery. Through his art, he invites us to explore our own fragility and strength, to connect with our interior and reflect on our relationship with the world around us. His works immerse us in a silent and enigmatic dialogue. Through its colors and shapes, it brings to light painful situations and love, inviting us to contemplate the beauty and complexity of human existence,” says its curator, Florencia Gallo, about her work, which can be visited until December 1. July 2024 at the Sívori Museum.

Alejandra helps us contemplate the beauty and complexity of human existence.

“My search through art is to reveal general well-being. Furthermore, I discovered that it is a channel for my expression and being able to share it with others generates a happy, natural and healthy human network. Being able to transmit it to others is part of my mission today,” Alejandra concludes.

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