The Blacker Gachet. By siphoning off all of the ostensible art and colour from Van Gogh's iconic portrait of his fragile physician, Alexander taps not only into the mystery of the painting's whereabouts (unknown since the death in 1996 of its owner, who threatened to cremate it) but into the disturbing emotional hues in which the work was originally steeped. The meta-realism of the Baby sequences and Ozymandias series has been brought to another level. In the dazzling blackness of the Gachets, Alexander has left undeveloped the snapped negative of the artist's soul.
Exhibited: The Bigger Victory, Haunch of Venison, London