Alexandra Grant is speaking up about the ways in which the artistic worlds of both her and her lover Keanu Reeves are similar.
During an interview with PEOPLE that took place on Friday night at the Los Angeles Beverly Arts Icon Awards, the visual artist, who is now 50 years old, stated that “storytelling is at the heart of what we both do.”
“My work is much more of a private performance, but I have a text that I interpret in the studio into a painting, into an object,” Grant stated, adding of her John Wick beau, 59, “He takes the text in private and then turns it into a performance in public.” “My work is much more of a private performance.”
“There’s a relationship,” she continued to say after that. “At our core, both of us are readers and researchers. We have a concern for both the individuals around us and the personalities they portray.
Following this, Grant, who was being honored at the occasion, proceeded to use a metaphor to connect the creative worlds of herself and Reeves, with whom she had previously worked together on the book Ode to Happiness, which was published in 2011.
She started off by saying, “I think there are a lot of similarities.” “Sometimes I get the feeling that we’re on a cruise ship, as we’re seeing right now in the strike, which is to make a film,” she said. Every person relies on the other people around them. You can’t just up and leave—when I first started out as an artist, I sometimes felt like I was paddling about on a sea of creation. But you can’t do that. Even though it’s a smaller speedboat, it’s still got a lot more maneuverability. ”
“I think that is very inspiring for him,” the artist remarked of the actor, in reference to the “cruise ship” like nature of film production. “I think that is very inspiring for him.”
Grant proceeded by saying, “In order to make a movie, you need the help of hundreds of individuals. You don’t need a degree in art to be an artist. You are going to need one. It is not necessary to have a community in order to produce the work itself; but, you will need one in order to distribute it. I believe that the contrasts in scale are a significant source of inspiration.
In addition to that, she mentioned that one of the things that she “love(s) about Keanu and our exchange is that we’re pushing each other to build new roads.”
“Being able to observe how another person tackles a challenge is motivating; it’s like, ‘Oh, well, okay, this one, that’s a dead end.'” How do I go about giving this other thing a shot?'” Grant was also added. “He is such a motivational figure for me. He is both very imaginative and quite generous. He puts in a lot of effort.
Since she started dating the actor from The Matrix, her artwork reportedly has “absolutely” evolved, as stated by Grant.
“I had a studio visit a few years ago, and this very kind, very high-level person said, ‘I can see that your work has gotten happier,'” she recalled. “I can see that your work has gotten happier.” “That’s not a joke. Everyone here is a fellow human being. We are merely animals. We are expressing ourselves from where we are, and we couldn’t be happier about it. I believe the atmosphere at work has improved.
Alexandra Grant, a visual artist, is providing a unique look into her relationship with Keanu Reeves, which has lasted for many years.
The previous week, at the Beverly Arts Icon Awards in Los Angeles, Grant told People that her partnership with the actor is “interdependent and independent in the best ways.”
When asked about her performance there on her own, her response was, “The good news about falling in love as an adult is that I had built my own career by the time that my relationship had begun.” This was in response to the question regarding her solo performance at the event.
On the red carpet, I am able to say with complete assurance that our connection is strong. I have no concerns about handling it by myself.”
She continued to extol the virtues of the “John Wick” actor and mentioned how the two of them were able to bring out the best in one another.
“What I love about Keanu and our exchange is that we’re pushing each other to build new roads,” she remarked, referring to him as “such an inspiration.”
“Not only is he very talented, but he is also quite kind. He puts in a lot of effort.
On April 15, 2023, in Los Angeles, the artist Alexandra Grant and the actor Keanu Reeves were both in attendance at the MOCA Gala 2023.
According to Grant’s statement to People, the relationship has had a significant effect on the artist’s work.
“I had a studio visit a few years ago, and this very kind, very high-level person said, ‘I can see that your work has gotten happier,'” she added. “I can see that your work has gotten happier.”
“That’s not a joke. Everyone here is a fellow human being. We are merely animals. We are expressing ourselves from where we are, and we couldn’t be happier about it. I believe the atmosphere at work has improved.
Over a decade ago, when they were working together on the book “Ode to Happiness” in 2011, Grant and Reeves initially became acquainted with one another.
At the LACMA Art + Film Gala in November 2019, the couple made their first appearance together in public as a dating item.
During an interview in 2020 with British Vogue, the artist recalled their appearance receiving a lot of attention and said, “I think every single person I knew called me in the first week of November, and that’s fascinating.”
In a recent interview, Alexandra Grant discussed her personal life, including her friendship with Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves. This is every detail that she divulged to me.
Since 2019, the visual artist Alexandra Grant has been romantically involved with the Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves. The accomplished celebrity spoke out about her love life and her connection with Keanu in an exclusive interview that was recently published in People magazine.Even though she was at the Los Angeles Beverly Arts Icon Awards without her lover, Alexandra, who is 50 years old, managed to remain upbeat and charming while speaking about Keanu, who is 59 years old.