Smith, Alexander (NL)

conception nr. 54

During the last 10 years there was a true evolution in the work of Alexander. His view on art and specially the art of painting expended wider during his years at the Academy of Art in Arnhem en studying at the Academy of Art in Tilburg to graduate as a teacher. During those 10 years Alexander did exhibit every now and then but was more consurned about improving and unvolding his work as a painter. It is because of this that his work has made a true cristallisation as to evolve into a honest style of oil-painting. It is a style which is related to the art of fine-painting and with the strong influence of the Japanese Zen-art and Printing-art his work did reach a serious point of inspiration. At this moment Alexander works with the so called ‘glacing-method’. This means that he paints sometimes over 30 to 40 thin, transparent layers which then give this specific depth in his work. Alexander is very conscious about keeping himself away from any serious statement in his paintings about the happenings in national or international politics or soceities. His work is giving us the possibility to see his ideas on beauty, a beauty which is pure and shows only that what it is: beauty. With this kind of work we see a strong relation with the art of Japanese Zen-buddhism. Here the beauty is not coming from the artist but is revealed by removing or adding particular elements in a work of art. The oil-paintings we are seeing here consist out of huge clouds that sometimes look threathing and sometimes look almost serene together with a small branch or a tree. In these paintings he shows us a beauty which is indeed pure and almost serene. As an ode to the little delights of our daily surrounding. Now, after several years traveling and working around the world he’s back in Holland and is working hard to bring his view to a wider audience. [nggallery id=28]

conception nr. 54

During the last 10 years there was a true evolution in the work of Alexander. His view on art and specially the art of painting expended wider during his years at the Academy of Art in Arnhem en studying at the Academy of Art in Tilburg to graduate as a teacher. During those 10 years Alexander did exhibit every now and then but was more consurned about improving and unvolding his work as a painter. It is because of this that his work has made a true cristallisation as to evolve into a honest style of oil-painting. It is a style which is related to the art of fine-painting and with the strong influence of the Japanese Zen-art and Printing-art his work did reach a serious point of inspiration. At this moment Alexander works with the so called ‘glacing-method’. This means that he paints sometimes over 30 to 40 thin, transparent layers which then give this specific depth in his work. Alexander is very conscious about keeping himself away from any serious statement in his paintings about the happenings in national or international politics or soceities. His work is giving us the possibility to see his ideas on beauty, a beauty which is pure and shows only that what it is: beauty. With this kind of work we see a strong relation with the art of Japanese Zen-buddhism. Here the beauty is not coming from the artist but is revealed by removing or adding particular elements in a work of art. The oil-paintings we are seeing here consist out of huge clouds that sometimes look threathing and sometimes look almost serene together with a small branch or a tree. In these paintings he shows us a beauty which is indeed pure and almost serene. As an ode to the little delights of our daily surrounding. Now, after several years traveling and working around the world he’s back in Holland and is working hard to bring his view to a wider audience. [nggallery id=28]

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