Lady Waks on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 7/12/22
About Lady Waks –
I am Alexandra, painter, graphic designer, graffiti artist and musician. In a word, an artist.
Born in 1982 in Leningrad. I have been inseparable from drawing since early childhood: one day my parents sent me to an art school, which determined my whole future. Throughout my life, my work has changed, opened up from new sides, acquired unexpected forms, but fine art has definitely become my destiny.
In the early 1990s, I moved to Germany, where I graduated from the private art school Freie Waldorfschule. There she met her first great creative “love” – street art. I became interested in them in Hannover, where I had the good fortune to work side by side with famous graffiti artists. For the next few years, I decorated the streets of different cities with my drawings, working under the pseudonym WAKS.
I did not leave street art, and when I returned to my native St. Petersburg, I only changed my pseudonym to a mirror one – SKAW. By that time I had developed my own recognizable style, my graffiti began to appear more and more often on the pages of Western magazines and books devoted to contemporary art, such as Graffiti World by Nicholas Ganz. But I felt that within the framework of street art I was getting crowded, I needed to move on, expand my creative horizons. Therefore, I entered the University of Culture and Arts at the Faculty of Media Design.
In the early 2000s, the next chapter of my creative life began – I became interested in music. She moved to Berlin again, went headlong into a new hobby: she wrote tracks under the third pseudonym LADY WAKS in her life. The next 10 years were basically one big tour with performances up to six times a week.
But the love of painting and drawing has not gone away: I just redirected it into graphic design, creating numerous music covers, logos and posters. Later, my experience in this field allowed me to create my own creative design agency.
In 2018 I returned to painting. Now I live and work in St. Petersburg.
My style combines all my creative experience: it is a synthesis of academic skills acquired at the university, techniques from street art and graphic design. In general, it can be called abstract painting, which conveys my vision of the world, my feelings and emotions.
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