“An ongoing interest across my practice is an engagement and immersion in landscape.”
– Alexander Beech
Alexander Beech’s practice explores landscapes in paint with drawing as the fundamental basis. His work is contemporary, yet alludes to the history of European and Australian painting. He immerses himself in the landscape to share the experience and discover a sense of place within it, reflecting on events past and present. His recent projects investigate vulnerability and disquiet in the landscape.
Alexander holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (First Class) and Master of Fine Art and Design (Painting) from the University of Tasmania. He has exhibited work in a number of states and as a finalist in the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize (2017), the Hadley’s Art Prize (2019) and the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize (2019), with the Macquarie Group Collection acquiring his work for their permanent collection.
Alexander Beach. Periphery I, Tasman Peninsula (2019). Oil and acrylic polymer on canvas. 152cm x 182cm.
Installation photograph, Detail of solo exhibition Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania.