Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

About Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Through my work in the tradition of collage I am pursuing the very personal obsession of creating narrative scenarios in small format. Using antiquarian books, makes the work at the same time an exploration and a deconstruction of nostalgia.

We create our own past from fragments of reality in a process that combines the willful aspects of remembering and forgetting with the coincidental and unconscious.
On a general level, I aim to illustrate this process that forms our inner landscape.
By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process. Thus, an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience. These books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose. They are no longer tools to learn about the world, but rather a means to gain insight about oneself.
I make book sculptures / cut books by working through a book, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. In this way, I build my composition using only the images found in the book.

Exhibitions


Select Group Exhibitions

2019
London Art Fair
The Other Art Fair London, NYC, LA, Chicago
Art Karlsruhe
KunstRai Amsterdam
Bergdorf Goodman, NYC

2018
Scope Basel
Other Art Fair, Los Angeles, London
Art Karlsruhe
Victor Lope Gallery, Barcelona
London Art Fair

2017
Scope New York City
Other Art Fair
Art Rooms, London
Art Karlsruhe
Scope Basel

2016
London Art Fair
Victor Lope Gallery, Barcelona
Curious Duke Gallery
The Other Art Fair, London
Scope Basel
Art Bodensee

2015
London Art Fair
SCOPE Basel, Switzerland
ART BUSAN, South Korea
Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona
The Other Art Fair, London + Bristol
Art Copenhagen

2014
ex libris, J Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida
Beyond the book, Long & Ryle, London
Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona
AAF Hong Kong, NYC, Amsterdam, Stockholm, London
Toronto International Art Fair

2013
ArtDog London, Group Show
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Last Rites Gallery, New York City
Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona
Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, USA

2012
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Trait Papier, Musée des beaux-arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Scope New York City, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami
Scope Basel, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami

2011 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Wunderkammer, bo.lee Gallery, Bath
Anatomy, Antlers Gallery, Bristol
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol + London
Parrallax Art Fair, London

2010 Royal West of England Academy, “Celebrating Paper”
Discerning Eye, Mall Gallery, London (by invitation)
Stolen Space Gallery, London “Summer Group Show” and "Never judge..."
View Gallery, Bristol “Comfortably Strange”
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol + London
2009 157th Autumn Show, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Altered States: Artists Re-imagine The Book, Reed Whipple Gallery, Las Vegas, USA
Los Angeles Municipal Art Center, Open Summer Exhibition
Bristol Show, Nails Gallery, Bristol
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol + London
Northern Art Show +Edinburgh Art Fair