Alexander Webber

 

1995

UK

Green Eyes

Brown Hair

44/45 Shoe

 

 

Visual artist based in Den Haag, The Netherlands

alexwebber95@googlemail.com

 

Co- Founder of Hgtomi Rosa

www.hgtomirosa.com

 

 

 

 

 

Growing up in Bristol, United Kingdom I attended a secondary school with an emphasis on Product Design, something that sustained a particular approach to objects and meaning throughout my artistic education. My process incorporates the idea of tolerances, (in the sense of both; the allowable amount of a physical delineation and also between intra/inter- personal interpretations) and designation as way of proposing meaning-making. Everything I currently make, whether that be painting, sculpture, performance, installation... can be described as being ‘like a’. This naturally suggests a comparative mind-set, a way of bridging the world of perceiving and integrating art into the world. Taken from familiar forms and everyday objects, I make ‘vessels’ that have been emptied to be placed into the instance of an artistic context... the ‘event’, the ‘exhibition’. To be described as ‘like a’ is a position of almost, but not quite. The vessels become a starting point for a comparison of subtle variations between the capabilities of the artist, and the integrity of the referential systems the objects did, and the vessels now, contain. This not only becomes a conversation around the designation of the artwork, but also the role of the artist as a maker/thinker and the wider implications of the artistic solution. Language, drawing, thinking, concentration and humour are crucial. The production, discourse,  experience and exposition of Art must be an act of leading out.

 

 

 

 

Education:

September 2015 - June 2019

The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague - BA Fine Arts

 

January 2018 - July 2018

Estonian Academy of Art, Tallinn - Sculpture & Installation Department (Erasmus Exchange)

September 2014 - June 2015

Bristol School of Art - Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions:

 

2020
- We All Arrived With Art, Zollamt Galerie, Offenbach am Main (Group Show)

 

2019

- The Handshake, Hgtomi Rosa, Den Haag (Group Show)

- All Your Beautiful Names, KABK Den Haag (Graduation Exhibition)

- Art is Popcorn for The Brain, Galerie HBK Saar, Saarbrücken (Group Show)

- The Idiots, Trixie Den Haag (Group Show) Curated by Jan Dirk Adams

 

2018

- Great Results On All Machines, Roheline Saal Tallinn (Group Show)

- Noise of Being, Kalev Boxing Gym, Tallinn (Group Show) Organised by Margit Säde

- A Foreign Affair, Helena van Doeverenplantsoen 3, Den Haag (Pre-end Exam Show)

 

2017

- It is sort of a thing, KABK Gallery (Group Show) Organised by Tatjana Macic

 

2015

- Graduation Show, Bristol School of Art, (Graduation Exhibition)