Via Negativa

Via Negativa; a title taken from a medieval mystical tradition which found darkness singularly illuminating.

In Via Negativa, the opulent sunflowers so beloved by Van Gogh have been reworked into a series of ‘brutal bouquets’ each bloom blackened and shriveled as if some center to a dying star.


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.