Giles Alexander joins Olsen Gallery

The Sydney gallery welcomes multi-disciplinary artist Giles Alexander.

Words: Annie Tonkin

You can now find Giles Alexander’s work at Olsen Gallery in Sydney. Alexander’s art practice explores the visual discourse of belonging. His humanist preoccupations have lead to a multi-disciplinary practice marked by high production value and technical skill.

“I explore ideas through colour, luminescence, gradient, rotation, geometry and spatial ambiguity,” says the artist. “Fundamentally, my practice problematises traditional realist painting.”

Alexander’s work has been shown internationally with major presentations at The Fine Art Society Contemporary London, The Australian High Commission, Singapore and at Anthony Brunelli Fine Art, New York. He was a finalist in the Archibald Prize (2010, 2011, 2013), Sulman Prize (2013), Moran Prize (2012, 2016) and Blake Prize (2006, 2013). Alexander’s work has been acquired by the London Guildhall Art Gallery, Bond University, ANU, Gold Coast Gallery, Tweed River Gallery, Artbank and MCQ International.

Previously the artist has worked with Sydney galleries Nanda\Hobbs and Martin Browne Contemporary.

Alexander will debut recent works with Olsen Gallery at Sydney Contemporary this September. His first solo exhibition at Olsen is slated for mid-2020.

Giles Alexander, Electric Chiaroscuro 3, 2019. Oil and resin on aluminium and LEDs, 170 x 115cm. Courtesy: the artist and Olsen Gallery, Sydney.

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