University: Fine and Applied Arts/ Canterbury Christ Church University
Graduation Year: 2011
Trained by an artist named John Long, who himself was trained at the Slade by Euan Uglow, Alexander Green’s work shows a similar devotion to the truth of the original. These precise works do not, however, eliminate the evidence of a meticulous and rigorous method, with remnants of measurement and construction left uncovered. This acuity of eye and facility of technique makes the use of colour particularly satisfying. Indeed the principal experience of these works is one of satisfaction, a satisfaction gathered from the assurance of a deciding hand: what is free in these paintings is utterly, actively, chosen.
I don’t believe you can start painting something until you understand it, physically. You have to hold it, feel it, and examine it before you can try and translate it to the canvas.
Painting for me is an on going struggle between a 2d surface and an un-imagined object surrounded by a space, a volume which can not be touched. The beauty comes when the two can be married on the one canvas.
2012, Painters and Printmakers, The Art Shop, Abergavenny.
2010, Degree Show, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury.
2010, Emerging Artists, Gallery 27, London.
2006, Graduate Show, Howard Gardens, Cardiff.
2011, Featured Artist in Katerina Seda's 'From Morning Till Night' commissioned by Tate Modern, London
2010, Portrait featured in Radisson Edwardian Hotels advertisement published in The Times and The Telegraph spring 2010 and 2011.