In the Artist’s Studio with @alexkeha

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“I grew up surrounded by rugs,” says Argentina wool artist Alexandra Kehayoglou (@alexkeha). When Alexandra’s Greek grandparents immigrated to Argentina, they brought the tradition of rug and carpet making with them. This heritage helped to shape Alexandra’s artistic identity. “I realized that the knowledge of rugs I had was in my genes. Using it as an artist became inevitable.”

Alexandra’s art depicts landscapes, and she finds creative inspiration from her childhood garden. She explains, “The style that I’ve created is an abstraction of landscapes from my country. I would like everyone that looks at my pieces to feel that they are entering a new context. The pieces are big and feel infinite. They are meant to be portals that have the power of taking you where your memories are.”

For Alexandra, Instagram is a creative journal for her work. “I’ll record my days inside the factory where I work, or moments that bring inspiration. Instagram allows you to dive deeper into moments that are commonly missed.”