ALEX MARKWITH: REACTIVITY 24.5.-12.6.2022
Solo exhibition by Alex Markwith featuring recent paintings and sculptures
Reactivity is a solo exhibition by Alex Markwith featuring recent paintings and sculptures highlighting the improvisational and intuitive nature of Markwith’s practice.
The sculptures begin outside the studio, as Markwith collects objects such as construction supplies and branches from the forest, combining architectural and organic, natural and artificial. The natural curves and irregular shapes of the branches contrast with hard-edge pieces of machine-cut plywood or plastic, draped fabric or chains.
Approximation of the Unknown, the largest work in this exhibition, extends three meters long and combines techniques of both painting and sculpture. In some ways this is the mission statement of the show: contrasting the representation of the artist’s hand with the physicality of things in themselves.
Intuitively painted and constructed, the works attempt to access the subconscious as a bridge between maker and viewer. The artist questions the boundaries of painting and sculpture as mediums, seeking to discover new forms of expression within these traditional artforms.