Charcoal Dreamers 2023

Continuing the artist's fascination with the early 20th century, a theatre was created in the Berlin studio. An elaborate cave system was constructed from a series of pen and ink drawings, transformed into theatre backdrops. Inhabited by young people wearing a strange armor carapace, reminiscent of half modernist sculpture, half insect, they move through the caves. They peer at the drawings or, more often, gaze out at us, the viewer, their expressions ambiguous, leaving us to ponder whether they are thriving or merely surviving.

back drop

The Immortal Mortals 15

  • Platinum print
  • 12 x 17 cm
  • 2023

Charcoal Dreams X

  • Indian ink
  • 50 x 70 cm
  • 2021
Mark Alexander's pen and ink drawing: Buff figure pushes against cave wall, sunlight beams to his left.

The Immortal Mortals 02

  • Platinum print
  • 12 x 17 cm
  • 2023
Girl in a breastplate inside a cave reaches toward a radiant light, near an etched armored figure on the wall.

Charcoal Dreamers V1111

  • Indian ink
Mark Alexander's artwork: Elderly knight in shadows of a cave, narrowly missed by a beam of light.

The Immortal Mortals 09

  • Platinum print
  • 12 x 17 cm
  • 2023
In a cave, a girl in a breastplate pauses to watch a deer drink from a pool, while light unveils a mural above of God creating Adam.

Charcoal Dreams IX

  • Indian ink
  • 50 x 70 cm
  • 2021
Mark Alexander pen and ink: Deer by water in cave, intricate grid shading with faint overhead figures.

The Immortal Mortals 04

  • Platinum print
  • 12 x 17 cm
  • 2023
Platinum print of girl in a cave, adorned with a breastplate, gazing at a wall sketch of a small dog.

backdrop horses

Charcoal Dreamers II

  • Indian ink
  • 50 x 70 cm
  • 2021
Pen and ink art by Mark Alexander; abstract horses on a textured grid backdrop with subtle shading.

The Immortal Mortals 05

  • Platinum print
  • 12 x 17 cm
  • 2023
Platinum print in a cave: Curly-haired man in breastplate gazes out, giant sketched figure behind with outstretched arms.

Charcoal Dreamers I

  • Indian ink
  • 50 x 70 cm
  • 2020-1
Pen and ink drawing by Mark Alexander; ethereal figure with curly hair spreads arms amidst textured background.

The Immortal Mortals 01

  • Platinum print
  • 12 x 17 cm
  • 2023
A woman in armor-like attire stands beside a textured wall with a large etched elephant.

Elephant

  • Indian ink
  • 2019

The Immortal Mortals 10

  • Platinum print
  • 12 x 17 cm
  • 2023
In a cave system, a girl in a breastplate turns to a lit tunnel, viewing a wall-drawn horse that appears to be departing.

Charcoal Dreamers 1V

  • Indian Ink
Mark Alexander's ink drawing: Horse nestled within textured cave, intricate shading and detail.

stage backdrop

The Immortal Mortals 12

  • Platinum print
  • 12 x 17 cm
  • 2023
Boy in dark attire stands in a cave, looking up, with wall etchings of giraffes and handprints around.

The Immortal Mortals 14

  • Platinum Print
  • 12 x 17 cm
  • 2023

The Immortal Mortals 16

  • Platinum print
  • 12 x 17 cm
  • 2023

Charcoal Dreamers 111

  • Indian ink
Mark Alexander's ink artwork: Young boy standing contemplatively in a textured cave.