When I first saw Alexander’s paintings my eyes wondered over to what I thought were hats. Of course with my fashion-art themed gallery, fashion and style are always on the brain. However, I soon realized what I was looking at were people with pots on their heads. I found this fascinating.
Appropriately called Pot Head, in this series of paintings Alexander provides us with provocative commentary on a heady topic, human misconceptions and stereotyping.
About the Artist
Alexander is an emerging artist based in Toronto, Canada. He is self-taught and holds a BA in Creative Advertising from Humber College.His work is best described as a form of afro-surrealism. For Alexander the only way to portray the black experience with a sense of realism is through surrealism.
Through his work he aims to highlight the strange experiences that come with navigating this world as a person of colour juxtaposed with human nature.His art tackles toxic stereotyping, masculinity, and natural beauty.
Alexander uses acrylic paints and sometimes incorporates a duo canvas technique to create his work, while also making use of other materials, such as the petals of artificial flowers.