ZANGMOALEXANDER

Visual Artist, Suffolk UK

I paint the mind. My mixed media paintings, drawings, photographs and hand-made books investigate consciousness, bodily sensations, feelings, thoughts and memories as they arise and dissolve within innate, unchanging stillness and light.

Multiple layers of dense thick araldite, wood ash, paint, pastel, cold wax, found materials and gossamer thin Japanese handmade paper are overlaid as metaphors for the multi-dimensional, textural quality of embodied experience. Within this palimpsest, I use colour, light and shade for their powerful emotional, physical and spiritual resonance. These layers are often hacked at and scraped into to reveal more subtle, fine layers beneath into which one is invited.

 

Arising intuitively from meditation and contemplation on the human condition, some works are quiet, close to stillness, while other works express energy and movement, sometimes to the point of chaos. I often integrate text to add the dimension of conceptual, internalised, conditioned story lines.

My work is is public and private collections in Europe and the USA. I accept commissions, give talks on Art and Meditation and welcome studio visits by appointment. Confidential, private Mindful Creativity Coaching and One-to-One Art Tuition are offered in my studio in Botesdale, Suffolk, UK, or online.

Enquiries: 01379 897393