“CHOICE & POLYETHYLENE” Installation

We are swinging on the swing of our doubts, joining the game of searching for potential partners. This game between the sexes takes place in the format of a planet and stretches for millennia. While playing, a person often loses himself, forgets and erases his personality. He transforms his body, face, trying to be like…

Airfield for walking in the clouds

“Airfield for walking in the clouds” is a model of a fantasy airfield measuring 72x 40 ft. with ten dream-liners “Armchairs for walking in the clouds” created by Weld Queen. The project is a large-scale interactive installation where people will be sitting and swinging in the “Armchairs for walking in the clouds”, will be able to “break…

“Limited monarchy” performance premiere

January 28, 2019 at the opening of the exhibition “Actual Russia. Adult choice” (All-Russian Museum of Decorative and Applied Art) the premiere of the performance-installation “Limited Monarchy” was held. The performance time was 2 hours 33 minutes. The exhibition with the installation part presented is on til February 28, 2019.

Life is adaptable. Microbe №3

(series of works) “Microbes are insignificant in comparison with the world of the person, but they exist. The only one thing is they have to exist further, they have to move, they have to reproduce. The most important is to find the optimal conditions of survival and to exist in them as long as possible.…

Multipine

MULTIPINE is a rare class of not-fir tree breed of the family of reinforcement-coniferous trees, breeded out by the artist in severe “climatic conditions” of the Post-Soviet subtaiga region. Due to the careful selective hybridization Multipine concentrated in itself all the necessary characteristics and inherited qualities of its New Year’s grandsire. The new look represents…

MULTIPINE in the “MSU Botanic Garden”

A few days before the New Year, on December 29, in the framework of the ArsHortus project, the ceremonial opening of the NOT-fir tree “Multipine” by Alexandra Weld Queen took place in the Botanical Garden of Moscow State University “Pharmaceutical Garden”. Together with the artist, a solemn speech in honor of the opening of this…

Weld Queen made the new art object at Worldskills Hi-Tech 2018.

During the three days of the international championship WorldSkills Hi-Tech 2018 Alexandra Weld Queen created a performative object “Umbrella”, inspired by the relief of the Ural Mountains. Combining the elegant form with the brutality of the material, the reinforcing Umbrella symbolizes the firmness and strength of character of a Russian man who is not afraid…

Mother

(project in progress) “Mother” is the personification of the cosmic creative power, the image of the original source standing at the beginning of all things. This power is immeasurable and infinite, as the mother’s love is immeasurable and infinite. She is greater than us, she is the mother of all living  things, an invisible light…

“Yoke” Performance at Viennacontemporary 2018

From 27 to 30 September 2018 the annual art fair Viennacontemporary 2018 (Vienna, Austria) was held under the roof of iconic Marx Halle. In the framework of the exhibition, where more than 100 galleries and institutions from 26 countries were collected, took place the Weld Queen’s art intervention “Yoke”, performing a new trend of actionism…

Umbrella

“UMBRELLA” of Weld Queen is an everyday attribute of a person who is not afraid to face up to the difficulties of the surrounding world. The most reliable protection against any external adversity is “internal resistance”. The severe Russian climate has largely shaped the specifics of the national mentality: rain, snow and frost — all…

The Fan

The fan is a performative object of “Weld Queen Universe”. A steel ode to the power and elegance of female exposure. In the hands of the hostess it becomes the manifesto of independence of character and freedom of social conventions.   Steel. Welding. Lacquering 470 x 280 x 50 mm 2018

“Monarchy” performance

Monarchy is an uninterrupted constant of the Russian mentality, a state of mind habitual to all, when individual opinion is elevated to the rank of unquestioning law. Speculatively the monarchy can be external, measured by the political regime and the structure of the state, and internal, where everyone is a monarch or a subject for himself. The…

Weld Queen’s Birthday Party

On August 17, the birthday of the Weld Queen, a festive party was held in the” castle workshop”. For the evening were invited everyone who wants to personally get to know the artist and look at the “Kingdom of Weld Queen” from the inside. A rich program was waiting for the guests: – Already a…

Chinese bamboo minodiere

Chinese bamboo minodiere is a portable art object which is a part of the performance “Chinese magic”. In Chinese culture bamboo is a universal material that is used with equal success both in the construction industry and in the manufacture of decorative products-fans, umbrellas, bags, fabrics, etc. In the Weld Queen universe metal building fittings…

“Chinese magic” performance

The performance “Chinese magic” is the comprehension of China’s labor ethics as one of the important components of the Chinese economic miracle through the prism of the Russian mentality. The common Communist past gave Russia and China roughly the same conditions for starting a new economic system. At the moment, China is ahead of Russia…

Dorifor

Dorifor is a reminiscence of the famous experience of the ancient sculptor Praxiteles in creating the canon of the ideal male figure. In the 21st century, the ideal of muscularity increasingly depends on the fleeting trends of fashion. The glistening style of the inflated brutal macho man with a beard, extensible in show business, can…

Weld Queen at the “Synergy Art Forum”

    May 19-20, 2018 in the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege” there was “Synergy Art Forum”, the country’s first large-scale forum about art and art-market.  In the framework of this project, leading Russian and foreign critics, collectors, gallerists, art industry entrepreneurs and art connoisseurs met on the same platform. Two floors of the “Manege” were…

Life is beautiful

2d sculpture “Life is beautiful” is a laconic and capacious reflection on the boundaries of the interpretive potential of human thought. The familiar definition of the cell as a “symbol of unfreedom” on the one hand, and the structural basis of life on the other, becomes the starting point for the reorganization of the usual…

Fur Coat

The «Fur Coat» by Weld Queen is an interactive public art  object made from the building bars and depicting a «royal robe» as if it is walking independently in a stream of people. Gold and fur-coat like two the most common indicators of financial well-being in modern society are included in a single art-work and…

Crazy couple

The crazy couple are inseparable lovers who realized their lack of freedom from each other and therefore adhere to very free views of the world around them. The level of their mutual trust has become so high that they can afford to openly (before the abnormality) interact with the rest of the people, acting as…

“Yoke” performance

“Yoke” performance is one of the series of the art interventions of the “Exhibit” project. In the “traditional Russian welding” suit, as well as with a yoke, specially designed for the action, Weld Queen specially attends art exhibitions and acts as a work of art. By her performance, the artist represents the collective image of…

Madonna

Madonna is the idealized and deified “SHE”, simultaneously combining all the sublime and low sides of the female being. She is above everyday gossip and pragmatic assessments, the categories of “good” and “bad” are not applicable to it, it is what it is – a woman in all its completeness and naturalness. Brightness and invisibility,…

“Exhibit” performance

Fashion-performance “Exhibit” is a long-term actionist project of Weld Queen, consisting of a series of periodic art interventions in various art institutions. Within the framework of the “Exhibit” project, Weld Queen in specially tailored welding suits, made of professional welding materials (felted leather and fireproof tarpaulin), attends modern art exhibitions, naturally entering into a dialogue…

Avoska

Avoska is a portable art object, referring to times before plastic bags and original aesthetics of the Soviet life. Avoska was the main element of daily shopping – a universal bag of hard threads, which took little space and conveniently contained a large number of products. Avoska by Weld Queen made of metal is a…

Boobs dragon

Boobs Dragon is a chthonic creature, a chimerical creation of chaos, combining the genes of the ancient Russian Gorynych and the snake-tempter, widely known since biblical times. Boobs Dragon is the personification of the vices of modern society, packed in a brilliant and attractive wrapper. He gives people the illusion of permissiveness and impunity: today…

Sports welding suit

A sports welding suit is a Russian fashion solution for any fashion problems. About a half of the inhabitants of the post-Soviet space still has a universal and ingenious in its elegance solution of the immortal question “What to wear today”; it is a sports suit. With unfailing regularity, the fashion for a three-stripe wardrobe,…

Brothers

Brothers is a large public art project at the “Kudykina Gora” park in Lipetsk Region; the project is released in September 2017. The work have been created by Weld Queen during six months, it is a site-specific composition, blended seamlessly in the surrounding landscape. The statuary represents seven angels standing back to back to each…

Angel welding suit

Angel welding suit is a work uniform of the closest assistants of the demiurge – angels – repairing the cracks of the universe. They make it so that the entire universe would work like a clock: they repair someone’s destiny, forge history and, using welding, combine important events into one chronological line. Silver helmets and…

Embryo

The embryo is a performative sculpture created by dozens of people under the guidance of Weld Queen during the festival “Sparkle” organized by the community of Russian Burners. The sculpture symbolizes the “birth of life” of the tradition of the popular Burning man festival which is new for Russia. The solemn burning of the wooden…

Cocktail welding dress

Cocktail welding is an exquisite analog of the “little black dress”, combined with Weld Queen’s individual style. A win-win version of the elegant welding image for going out into the light, visiting parties, vernissages, and other social events.   The dress is made of fireproof materials, leather and tarpaulin with refractory impregnation, the most common…

Unicat

Unicat is the synthesis of magic and reality. On the one hand, a mythical and mysterious image of a snow-white horse with a horn, which appears only before those who are pure in their body and mind. On the other hand, there is a familiar and dear cat, a symbol of home warmth and comfort.…

The Galactic welding suit

The Galactic welding suit – a suit that is broadening the “superhero” attributions of a welder’s image to intergalactic level. In space, there are also welders, and the longer the distance from the solar system the higher the degree of their professional coolness. As a sign of prestige, Galactic suits are decorated with a rare…

Archstoyanie Kids 2017

Archstoyanie Kids is a family festival of modern arts which is held in Nikola-Lenivets Art Park for the forth time. In 2017 the festival hosted little guests from 30th of June to 2nd of July. According to the tradition, kids and their parents enjoyed fun games, educational programs and a lot of creation among wonderful…

NTV interview

NTV TV-channel, 9.03.2017, “Good morning NTV” show, the profession metal artist. The host of the show spoke with Alexandra Weld Queen about welding as a profession, about metal as a material for self-expression.

Purse for strong women

Purse for strong women is a portable art object, designed primarily (but not only) for access to social events; it is the first product from the collection of “strong accessories from the Weld Queen”. The object can be called visual artistic experiment Weld Queen, combining in one work the field of plastic art, performance and design,…

Superhero welding suit

The Superhero welding is a synthetic image that exploits the traditional visuality of the comic culture. By his work, a welder, like any person who works with his hands, performs a feat worthy of a hero. He is both a rescuer and a superhero, ready to rush to help people in need at any moment…

Traditional Russian welding outfit

The Traditional Russian welding outfit is the collective image of a Russian woman: in the Nekrasov’s sense, she is strong, capable of bearing a heavy load on her shoulders, and at the same time fragile. Times change, but some things remain unchanged. The suit is a part of Weld Queen’s alternative art mythology, according to…

Casanova

Casanova is the most charismatic and popular hero-lover of the European history. Usually he is an invited guest in the night fantasies of the female unconscious. The figure of the famous Venetian adventurer has always been covered with a romantic fleur; he secretly gave his name to many contemporaries as a nominal word to such…

Armchair for cruising in the clouds

The armchair for cruising in the clouds – is a device where you can move comfortably in your fantasies. In fictitious realities, it is better to fly, sitting comfortably in the airplane chair, and slightly rocking on cloud tides. Despite the fact that it is a material object from the physical world, it helps to…

Report on Channel One Russia

In December 2015 Weld Queen was the organizer of an art-welding competition on the Internet portal that unites welders of Russia and the CIS – websvarka.ru.Professional welders and everyone could create any metal installation, a piece of decor, an ornament on the theme “New Year”. 86 works from welders and blacksmiths of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus,…

A horse on fire

Horse on fire (Kon-Agon) is the first work in the Rocking chairs series, aspiration to possess some kind of fast and powerful means of transportation, substantiated in fire and iron. A couple of centuries ago a good racehorse had the price of gold; today almost everyone dreams of owning a car, a motorcycle or even…

Meditating cat Tikhvami

Tikhvami is the first sculpture to initiate the creative path of Weld Queen. The artist saw this creature in a dream and realized that she could and must give him a real body. The sculpture represents the eternal question “what spirit and spirituality are” in our mysterious and contradictory world. Tikhvami is physical and transparent…