Alexander Gorlizki


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Year 2016
Medium Pigment on paper
Dimensions 27.3 x 21.4 cm

About the work

Fixture brings together different strands of drawing traditions, styles and approaches. Indian lotus leaves, Japanese wave patterns, Islamic geometric patterns, Tantric symbolism and Western Minimalism are combined and applied on antique paper. I've been working for the past 25 years with master miniature painter Riyaz Uddin in a studio we established in Jaipur's Old City. Once I've designed and laid out the formal aspects of the image, Riyaz and his assistants render it with infinitesimal detail using single-hair-tipped brushes and the works get passed back and forth between Brooklyn and Jaipur, often over a period of 2 to 3 years, with new layers and details being added on.

About the artist:

Born 1967 London, Alexander Gorlizki lives and works in Brooklyn. Graduated from BA Bristol Polytechnic (1992), and MFA Slade School London (1994).

Gorlizki's works are held in public and private collections including the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; Denver Art Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and The Victoria & Albert Museum, London. 

Selected solo exhibitions include Otherworldly Interiors, Gallery Ark, Vadodara (2020); Your Eyes So Beautiful, Like Washing Machines (But Not As Big), Kentler Gallery, New York (2019); Together, Forever, For Now, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (2018); Pink City Studio, Beyond Malabar Gallery, Kochi (2017); Subtle Bodies, Saucy Lines, Galerie Kudlek, Cologne (2016); Variable Dimensions, The Crow Collection, Dallas (2015-16); We Are One, Galerie Eric Mouchet, Paris (2014); What Gives?, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen (2014); For Immediate Release, Van Doren Waxter, New York (2013); Pre-existing Conditions, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (2010); and The First Time I Heard You Blink, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York (2010). Selected group exhibitions include Travelling Narratives, 079 Gallery, Ahmedabad (2021); The Size of Thoughts, White Conduit Projects, London (2019); Living a Dream: Alexander Gorlizki, Magic Markings, Gugging Artists, Galerie Gugging, Vienna (2018); Luminously Between Eternities: The Contemporary Miniature as Evolution, Gallery Ark, Vadodara (2018); And per se and XXIV/XXV, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2018); and Re Present: Photography from South Asia, Kamloops Art Gallery, British Columbia (2018).

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