South West HVA Group exhibition - 13th May - 1st June 2019
Henderson Hub, High street, Abbots Langley WD5 0AR
Mentmore Festival - 25th - 27th May 2019
Village Hall and St Mary's Church, Mentmore, LU7 0QF
Art in the Nave - 14th - 16th June 2019
St Mary's Church, High Street, Old town, Hemel Hempstead, HP1
Alexander James Gordon is an artist living and working in North London. His paintings are abstract landscapes using oils and a palette knife on canvas.
Alexander is inspired by the colour and light found in everyday travels. His main influence comes from watching the sky and imagining the possibility of colour to be used within his artwork. Alexander finds colours from small marks on objects, especially if they are worn or are slightly damaged and will play with these images and thoughts as he creates his work.
As an artist who is inspired by the ever changing sky and its influence on the colour in the world, he is very excited by the change of light which takes place in a very short period of time and the early rises of colour within the day.
Working with a palette knife enables Alexander to leave a visible mark on the canvas, this creates a subtle textural layer to the painting. He is particularly fond of the marks made towards the end of the piece as the layers of paint beneath are revealed.
Alexander is the viewer at the gallery with his nose pressed up against the painting to be drawn in by each and every mark the artist has created.
All of the paintings have the edges painted and so do not need to be framed, they all arrive ready to be hung.
Thank you for taking an interest in Alexander's artwork and we hope you enjoy them as much as he has enjoyed creating them.