Alexander Carver’s kaleidoscopic paintings deal with architectures of pleasure and discipline.

His new cycle of work is an ambiguous proposal for a large scale infrastructure, exploring architecture’s utopian as well as dystopian qualities. Appropriated texts, fragmented information graphics, and lush plants Carver’s form a dense image ecology that develops in close relation to his film and video art. The paintings are populated with mesmerizing braille-like meshes, functioning sometimes as dia- grams, spatial coordinates, or appearing like raised pores over the surface of the skin. Carver’s ap- plication of techniques such as frottage and silk-screen produce dense, multilayered, and kaleidoscopic compositions, able to warp space and time.


Alexander Carver (b. 1984) lives and works in New York. Carver is a graduate of Cooper Union, New York and received his Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University, New York. Alexander Carver’s work has been exhibited and screened in international venues and in festivals including Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York (2018); Tate Modern (2018); Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Lincoln Center, New York (2016); Berlinale, Berlin (2015); Biennale of Moving Image, Geneva (2014); Melbourne International Film Fes- tival, Melbourne (2014); BAM, New York (2014); Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno (2013); Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver (2013).


Alexander Carver’s work is in the collections of Ringier Collection, Zurich; Langen Foundation, Neuss; GOME Art Foundation, Hong Kong.

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