Alex Prior

Alex Prior

Ashford, Surrey, United Kingdom

About Alex Prior

My work explores reoccurring themes of memory, the ephemeral, loss and transience both through the subject matter I approach and the materials I incorporate.
I strive to create work that encourages the viewer to pause and look closer, to draw in and reveal the overlooked and the unseen.

I look to amplify the subtle signifiers and traces embedded within locations and present these to the viewer. Layering and repetition are employed as a means to evoke dormant memories and these are often fractured glances of a fleeting moment.
Experiments, and occasionally accidents, form an important part of how the work develops, various materials, techniques and processes are often combined to allow for unexpected results and the forming of new directions.

The juxtaposition and combination of analogue and digital methods allows for both an element of control and a certain open-ended nature to the outcome.

Education

BA (HONS) Illustration
UCA Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, GB

Foundation in Art and Design
Kingston university, Kingston Upon-Thames

Exhibitions

2019
• Group show at the T5 Art Gallery, Terminal 5 London Heathrow Airport
• Group show at the 2019 Pingyao International Photography Festival - Pingyao, China
• Participated in the Photographers' Gallery 'Folio Fridays'

2018
• Two person show at Poplar Union, London

2016
• Participated in the Photographers' Gallery 'Folio Fridays'
• Exhibited at the 2016 Pingyao International Photography Festival - Pingyao, China

2014
• Group show at 'The Apârtment 4th' at Bow Arts Trust - Bow E3, London

2012
• Group Show 'Outlands : New Paintings, Drawings, Reliefs & Etchings' at the Architect's Gallery - Teddington, London