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Artist Biography

Alex Platt was born in rural New South Wales, Australia in 1983. Daughter to gold prospectors, her childhood was set to a backdrop of the vast deserts and wild outback of Australia.
A desire to express herself and communicate visually was something ingrained in her character from these very early days. Following this passion she pursued a career as an artist, choosing to remain self taught.

For the past 14 years, Platt has been exhibiting her work throughout Australia in both commercial and government funded galleries. Her work also having made it’s way into numerous private collections abroad.
 Now living France, her works are evolving as a result, balancing the two very different worlds of her past and present; That of her raw and familiar homeland, and that of the historically and culturally rich nation of France.
Her work is often autobiographical, whimsical and thought provoking. A connection with nature is clearly present, along with the later influences of domestic, and urban landscapes.

Working on stretched canvas, her paintings achieve a unique marriage between fine line detail and expressive textural backgrounds, where many layers of diluted acrylic paint create their own movement. Details are subtly highlighted with fine black outlines, each calling forward the beauty of eyes and mouths, bottles and light bulbs, water drops and native birds.

 

 Artist Statement/Process

I create surrealistic works in a sort of illustrative style. I work with acrylic paints on canvas, using various techniques I have stumbled upon over the years.
I use the world and people around me as inspiration for my works, creating scenes that involve unreal poetic representations of the ideas and feelings I experience. The repeating symbols I use are also something that has developed naturally throughout the years, and although they may not be universal, I accept and encourage the fact that they will be interpreted in many varying ways by each different person.
Simply put, I want to tell a story but I don’t want that story to be linear or literal.

Finally,  my desire to physically paint, stems from a fascination with an undefinable sort of beauty. And through the movement, texture, and colour of paint, I am sometimes able to find that.

Artist CV

2017 – Permanent Exhibition (Since 2015) Holloway Gallery, Moffat Beach QLD Australia.

2017 –  Permanent Exhibition (Since 2014) Arts Edge Gallery, Perth WA Australia.

2017 – Permanent Exhibition (Since 2010) UnderArt Gallery, Cairns QLD Australia.

2017 – Public Art Show, Salon d’Ete, Galerie Thuillier, Paris France.

2017 – Public Art Show, 40e Salon de Val de Viosne, Chateau de Grouchy, Osny France.

2017 – Public Art Show, Le Salon Des Artistes Independants Normands, Rouen France.

2016 – Public Art Show, Le Salon Templiers, Ivry de Temple, France.

2016 – Public Art Show, Le Salon Des Artistes Independants Normands, Rouen France.

2016 – Prize, “Special Prix du Jury” (Judges Choice Award) Le Salon Des Artistes Independants, France.

2013 – Solo Exhibition, “What Gathers in the Corners”, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns QLD Australia.

2013 – Guest Artist,  “One Word, One Day”  Fundraiser for Indigenous Literacy, QLD Australia

2012 – Group Exhibition, ‘The Postcard Show’, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns QLD Australia.

2011 – Group Exhibition “Cairns Emerging Contemporaries”, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns QLD Australia.

2011 – Prize, “Heather Blaire Memorial Art Prize”, Cairns QLD Australia.

2009 – Solo Exhibition, “The Inbetweens”, The Union Hotel, Sydney NSW Australia.

2009 – Solo Exhibition,  “Untitled” Cafe Newtown, Sydney NSW Australia.

2008 – Solo Exhibition, “Untitled” Cafe Bobo, Sydney NSW Australia.

2008 – Public Art Show, Bedford Art Show, Perth WA Australia.

2008 – Prize,  “Best Local Artist Award” and “People’s Choice Award”, Bedford Art Show, Perth WA Australia.

2005 – Solo Exhibition,  “Does This Screaming Come From Me?” Warpstanza Gallery, Bathurst NSW Australia.

2004 – Group Exhibition, “Untitled”  Zeigler’s Cafe, Bathurst NSW Australia.

 

 

 Biographie en Francais

Alex Platt est née en 1983 en Australie, dans la région rurale de New South Wales.
Fille de chercheurs d’or, son enfance a eu pour toile de fond les déserts vastes et sauvages de l’outback australien. Un désir de s’exprimer et de communiquer visuellement était déjà enraciné dans son caractère pendant ses premières années.
De cette passion née dans son enfance, elle a décidé de réaliser sa carrière en tant qu’artiste, en choisissant de rester une peintre autodidacte.

Durant les 11 dernières années, Alex Platt a exposé son travail dans toute l’Australie, aussi bien dans des galeries commerciales que des galeries financées par le gouvernement. Son travail a également fait son chemin dans de nombreuses collections privées à l’étranger.
Elle vit et travaille désormais en France, installée depuis maintenant 3 ans à Rouen en Normandie. Son art étant en constante évolution, ses dernières œuvres se nourrissent naturellement de cette nouvelle expérience. Un équilibre entre les deux mondes très différents de son passé et de son présent ; celle de sa patrie australienne brute et familière, et celle d’une nation française riche historiquement et culturellement.
Une connexion avec la nature est clairement présente dans son travail, ainsi que les influences plus récentes de paysages domestiques et urbains.
Son travail est souvent autobiographique, parfois fantasque et toujours pensé pour provoquer.
Travaillées sur toile tendue, ses œuvres atteignent un mariage unique entre le détail de lignes fines aux milieux de textures expressives, où de nombreuses couches de peinture acrylique diluées créent leurs propres mouvements. Les détails sont subtilement mis en évidence avec de fines lignes noires, chacune appelant à mettre en avant la beauté des yeux ou de la bouche, de bouteilles ou d’ampoules, de gouttes d’eau ou d’oiseaux indigènes.

 

 CV en francais

2017 – Exposition permanente (depuis 2015) Holloway Gallery, Moffat Beach QLD Australia.
2017 –  Exposition permanente (depuis 2014) Arts Edge Gallery, Perth WA Australia.
2017 – Exposition permanente (depuis 2010) UnderArt Gallery, Cairns QLD Australia.
2017 – Salon, 40e Salon de Val de Viosne, Chateau de Grouchy, Osny France.
2017 – Salon, Le Salon Des Artistes Independants Normands, Rouen France.
2016 – Salon, Le Salon Templiers, Ivry de Temple, France.
2016 – Salon, Le Salon Des Artistes Independants Normands, Rouen France. “Special Prix du Jury”
2013 – Exposition Personnelle “What Gathers in the Corners”, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns QLD Australia.
2013 - Artiste invitée,  “One Word, One Day”  Fundraiser for Indigenous Literacy, QLD Australia
2012 – Exposition de Groupe ‘The Postcard Show’, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns QLD Australia.
2011 – Exposition de Groupe “Cairns Emerging Contemporaries”, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns QLD Australia.
2011 – Prix, “Heather Blaire Memorial Art Prize”, Cairns QLD Australia.
2009 – Exposition Personnelle, “The Inbetweens”, The Union Hotel, Sydney NSW Australia.
2009 – Exposition Personnelle,  “Untitled” Cafe Newtown, Sydney NSW Australia.
2008 – Exposition Personnelle, “Untitled” Cafe Bobo, Sydney NSW Australia.
2008 – Salon, Bedford Art Show, Perth WA Australia. Prix “Meilleur artiste local” et “People’s Choice”,
2005 – Exposition Personnelle,  “Does This Screaming Come From Me?” Warpstanza Gallery, Bathurst NSW Australia.
2004 – Exposition Personnelle, ‘Untitled’, Zeigler’s Cafe, Bathurst NSW Australia.

 

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