Via Negativa 2008

Painted in 2008 shortly after the Blacker Gachet series , the via negative series is a continuation of the the theme of un quench able longing , the paintings are painted in oil rich paint , causing the flowers of Van Gogh's dream of ultimate communication through art turn to an unsettling nightmare weeping and wrinkling, positing that such high ideals were coming to an end with the possibility a future bankruptcy of the power of images ., 13 were painted to go along side the 13 blacker Gachet , echoing Van Goghs musings that every portrait should hang alongside a flower painting.

Exhibited:

Blacker Gold, Solo exhibition, Haunch of Venison, Berlin

Video Commentary from Andrew Graham-Dixon

Via Negativa

  • Oil on Canvas
  • 92.1 x 73 cm
  • 2008
Reinvention of Van Gogh's Sunflowers turned into black weeping blooms.

Blacker Gold exhibition 2009 Berlin

  • Installation view "Blacker Gold"
  • Berlin
  • 2009
9 Via Negativa paintings by  Mark Alexander displayed at Haunch of Venison gallery in Berlin in 2009.