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Alex Gardner Show @ The Dot Project, 7 Oct - 20 Nov

Alex Gardner Show @ The Dot Project, 7 Oct - 20 Nov

By: Yasmin RSL

Alex Gardner creates sculptural yet expressive figurative work set in a minimal
geometric landscape. He draws on influence from Renaissance painters in
the way to pose and gesture the figures to purposefully guide the eye through
the composition.

Last week The Dot Project unveiled it's first solo exhibition featuring work by Los Angeles based artist, Alex Gardner.

Alex creates sculptural yet expressive figurative work set in a minimal
geometric landscape. He draws on influence from Renaissance painters in
the way to pose and gesture the figures to purposefully guide the eye through
the composition. He relies solely on the figure and it's interaction with
simple shapes, and sometimes plants, to create ambiguous narratives.

The aim of his work is to convey the mood and emotion of a specific life event
without explicitly describing the event itself. The anonymous figures allow
viewers to project themselves into the narrative while also
depicting issues of identity.

Gardner explores human nature and reoccurring themes such as desire,
ethics and anxiety, which are often juxtaposed with the notion of leisure.

Gardner’s African and Japanese heritage has an influence in his work.
Having travelled extensively to both regions, he uses these personal
experiences as inspiration and aims to create relatable visual narratives
through stark figurative compositions.

Yasmin RSL took the opportunity to catch up with the artist... literally straight off the plane from LA!

 

THE DOT PROJECT
94 FULHAM ROAD, LONDON, SW36HS
CURATED BY INDIA WHALLEY & KWAKU BOATENG
IMAGES BY HANNAH HARLEY YOUNG

EXHIBITION October 7 - November 20
+44 (0)7834 029 661