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…

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…

Monarchy

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

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

“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.…