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Artist Statement

My drawings create maps out of phenomena that are inherently resistant to the act of map making and depict mountain ranges, aerial views of mining sites and cloud formations respectively. Referencing everything from; Russian textiles, folk art, baroque painting, Russian prison tattoos, modernist abstraction, as well as a personally invented vocabulary of symbols, the resulting "maps" constitute my attempt at inventing a deeply personal system of language while at the same time locating myself within a broad contemporary reality.


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Nime says: I was incredibly moved by Alex's work, especially after hearing the history behind his paintings. Spectacular artist!!

WayneCripps says: Excellent work. Very impressed with Alex's creativity and thought provoking work.