Alex was born in Redhill in 1988. He lives and work in London. He gained his BA (Hons) in Critical Fine Art Practice from the University of Brighton (2011) followed by an MA in Painting at The Royal College of Art in 2021. Alex was recently selected to study ceramics on the Kyoto Exchange at Japan’s oldest art school: Kyoto City University of the Arts (2021) and Villa Lena Residency, Tuscany, (2021).
Alex makes mixed-media paintings and speculative, site-specific installations and that collage fabric, metalwork and ceramics. Slow craft processes are interwoven with the ephemera of fast fashion and painting itself. Their work takes its cue from alternative modes of display such as bazaars, marketplaces and street montages, materially pregnant with objects and cloth.
To walk amongst it is to be part of a tableaux vivant and to traverse temporal thresholds. His process is a form of excavation, a slow reveal of things buried in the mud but also a return of clay pots to the soil.