Not too long ago I was at a private art exhibit over on 10th ave in Chelsea for an amazing artist by the name of Alfrena Moosa. She came up from South Florida with a few of her astonishing works and I have to say everyone was very impressed with what she had to offer, both as an artist and as a person as well. “Let the rainbow lead the way” is what Alfrena titles her body of work.
Although she was extremely mobbed by collectors, critics, and reporters such as myself, she was able to answer a few of my questions before she was pulled in a different direction by someone else. Alfrena doesn’t have a favorite artist, however she does appreciate the early artists that have paved the way for the up and coming artists in today’s society. According to Alfrena, there is not one piece of artwork today that one cannot say mimics a previous artist’s technique, style or skill.
Art has affected Alfrena by influencing her sense of creativity and love for color. It also has given her the self confidence, that she can be the best in all facets of her craft as long as she continues to work hard, stay true to herself and never be afraid to approach something others might be unsure of. Looking at her creations and her hands is a constant reminder to her of the gift she has been blessed with.
Although Alfrena doesn’t have a favorite artist, her favorite genres of art are realism and abstract. She loves to combine both and looking at her artwork, she does a extraordinary job at this difficult combination. Her methods to start a project begins by asking herself, how she can express herself through the narrative of each picture or idea before her. Her next step is to make sure that each proportion of her piece is correct. Then she uses her imagination and music as a guide for the placement of lines, shapes and color.
In closing, I was only able to get a little bit more from this brilliant artist before she was pulled away by a few other journalists. When asked about her future and where she envisions her art work, Alfrena wants to start a foundation that encourages teens to use their gifts that they were blessed with as a pathway to a productive future. Alfrena also envisions her works in various public spaces such as hospitals, museums, galleries and of course on the cover of a book or magazine. More importantly, she wants her artwork to be the motivation, inspiration and the reason to what makes a person smile or say “Wow”, just by one glimpse of her work.
(This First Piece of Artwork is Titled “Follow the Rainbow”)
(This Second Piece of Artwork is Titled “Emotionally Balanced”)