1. Giles Alexander

2 April, 2022

Blinded by the Light II

Oil on linen, 76 x 55cm



Artist Statement

Blinded by the Light II revisits the spiritual edifice of childhood and reconciles with our celestial futures. In late 2019 I was flying high, over the Atlantic fresh from the preview of my first New York solo exhibition, winging my way toward an idyllic Provençal art residency. In the ensuing months bereavement, catastrophic bush fires, pandemic and floods have re-shaped our daily reality; challenging what we once considered important whilst offering up new perspectives on all that we hold dear.

About the artist

Giles Alexander’s art practice explores the visual discourse of belonging. He asks us how do we find a sense of belonging in a city, in a country, in the world, indeed in the universe? Alexander’s work has been shown nationally and internationally with major presentations in London, Singapore Hong Kong and New York. His work has been included in many art prizes including the Archibald, Sulman, Moran and Blake, and is held in private and public collections nationally and internationally.

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