Love Between the Atoms 2015

The work of Mark Alexander has long been obsessed with time and with the slow fermentation in the cultural imagination of iconic images. For his new series of paradoxically fragile and indomitable portraits, entitled Love Between the Atoms, he used found photographs dating from around the period 1890 to the 1930s. Alexander explores the faces of these men and women, who had no idea of what history was just around the corner. the power of the images magnified the images' generally long gaze, the images were to go on to be reused in the Villa Wasmuth and the Vermillion Sands series.

Love Between The Atoms

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Detailed pencil drawing of a person's face, focusing on the eyes and nose, with a lace-adorned collar and a button detail.

Love Between the Atoms V

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Detailed pencil sketch of a person's face with prominent eyes, unfinished hair outlines, and subtle facial features on a light background.

Love Between the Atoms VII

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Detailed pencil sketch of a face, showcasing one eye, nose, and mouth with fine shading.

Love Between the Atoms VIII

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Detailed pencil drawing of a person's face, capturing expressive eyes, a subtle smile, and ear contours.

Love Between the Atoms IX

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Pencil drawing of a person's face, capturing intense eyes, subtle lips, and sleek hair.

Love Between the Atoms X

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Detailed pencil portrait capturing deep-set eyes, defined lips, and wavy hair framing the face.

Love Between the Atoms XI

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Pencil on paper drawing of  German woman's face from the 1940s not showing hair.

Love Between the Atoms XII

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Detailed pencil sketch by Mark Alexander of a woman's face, emphasizing the eyes, lips, and wavy hair.

Love Between the Atoms XV

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A detailed pencil sketch by Mark Alexander showing a close-up of a woman's face, focused on eyes and nose.

Love Between the Atoms XVII

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Detailed pencil portrait by Mark Alexander, showcasing a person with deep-set eyes and stern expression.

Love Between the Atoms XIX

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Pencil portrait by Mark Alexander, capturing a calm face with attentive eyes and soft shading.

Love Between the Atoms XX

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Detailed pencil sketch of a contemplative face with piercing eyes and subtle shading by Mark Alexander.

Love Between The Atoms 111

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Detailed pencil portrait of a serene face with intense eyes and soft shading by Mark Alexander.

Love Between The Atoms 1

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Detailed pencil sketch of a woman's partial face with expressive eyes and soft features.