Photo: Alex Dewart in Marlow, South East

Alex Dewart

Artist, Curator, Teacher

As a painter I use layering of images and patterns, sometimes with printed textiles, to suggest changing meanings and the revisiting of old histories. For many years landscape played a large part in my work but more recently figurative forms have also become important. I paint old statues, sculptures, ornaments, ancient objects whose original function may be lost in time. These figures are painted on small deep canvases covered in patterned printed cottons, like small domestic icons. Although the history of icon painting has had some influence, I have also drawn  inspiration from Sigmar Polke's enigmatic layered mixed media canvases and Matisse's  decoartive interiors where women float on shifting carpets. As well as  landscape I often employ architectural forms such as bridges, doors or wind turbines, objects which have resonances of change and crossings over.

Location Marlow, South East
Activities Adult education, Learning programmes, Curating
Artforms / type of project Education project, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Textiles
Tags History, Surrealism, Figurative, Landscape

News & Events

  • Open Day Drawing Event, 365 Dessins

    Galerie d'Anieres, Anieres, Switzerland

    During the Open Day I will be running a Drawing event and giving a talk about my Drawing projects

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  • 365 Dessins Exhibition

    07/05/2015 – 17/05/2015
    Galerie d'Anieres,Anieres, near Geneva, Switzerland

    The second exhibition showing all 365 drawings from the 52 participating artists

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