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Featured Artist in State Magazine 

Excited to be selected as a feature artist in the current issue (#19) of STATE/f22 Magazine.  Free in many galleries across London.  

 

Alex J Wood: Lift Off! at New Art Projects

My forthcoming Solo Exhibition ‘Alex J Wood: Lift Off!’ at New Art Projects is opening soon, on Thursday 14 January 2016 running until 19 March 2016.

The link to the press release is available here.


“Cosmonauts Buggy”,
Watercolour on paper with ink,
2015

Picton Art Prize & Rockets in Venice Series

I just heard I’ve been Shortlisted for The Picton Art Prize whilst In Venice looking at the Biennale

Below are images of the Newspaper Rockets I’ve been creating installed throughout Venice.

Antares

‘ANTARES’
Patinated bronze
11.5W X 51H X 11.5D CM
2015

 

Antares Patinated bronze 11.5W X 51H X 11.5D CM, 2015

Antares
Patinated bronze
11.5W X 51H X 11.5D CM, 2015

Antares Patinated bronze 11.5W X 51H X 11.5D CM, 2015

Antares
Patinated bronze
11.5W X 51H X 11.5D CM, 2015

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Home Bodies

Home Bodies

Home Bodies Exhibition

Homebodies

Artists Paul Coombs, Bex Massey and Alex Wood come together in Necole Schmitz’s first curatorial project, Home Bodies.  The exhibition reflects on the impact domestic spaces have on memory, the way one exists in these spaces as well as the impact future events have on the importance placed on these recollections.  As Freud states in The Uncanny:

Our childhood memories show us our earliest years not as they were but as they appeared at the later periods when the memories were aroused…And a number of motives, with no concern for historical accuracy, had a part in forming them, as well as in the selection of the memories themselves. (p. 322)

The artists will take this presupposition as a starting point to create works specific to the iconic Balfron Tower, examining the truth of Freud’s conjecture by contemplating how memories are formed and whether these personal mythologies and stories are underpinned by images of the domestic spaces in which they occurred.  The artists will also take into consideration Balfron’s history as part of the high rise solution to the post-war housing crisis in light of its recent transformation from a private to a public cultural space.

Chinese Views

Chinese Views, is a limited edition artist book published in 2015 with hand drawn illustrations.

Graf Zeppelin in The Forbidden City

Graf Zeppelin in The Forbidden City

Shanghai

Shanghai

Tiananmen Square with ISS coming into view

Tiananmen Square with ISS coming into viewTiananmen Square

Shanghai view from The Bund

Shanghai view from The Bund – And the new tower emerging…

Touch Down

Touch Down

Out of Control

Out of Control

Slick (A Sandcast Bronze)

Slick (Definition: Smooth, Glossy & Slippery like Ice).

A 15kg bronze, polished complete with the ball bearing sized droplets from when it was poured represents the Oil we all use… Its appearance is suggestive of an oil slick on water, yet juxtaposed against the bronze is a low-fi model I created of the monumental Titanic. Perched precariously on top the card model crashes into the slick bronze slab creating a contrast of materials, suggesting something may happen at any moment…

 

SlickSandcast bronze

Slick
Sandcast bronze

Slick (Detail)

Slick (Detail)

Slick (Detail)

Slick (Detail)

Slick (Detail)

Slick (Detail)