Maybe it’s the free flowing, curvaceous human forms inside artist Alex Gardner’s paintings that make him easily labeled as a surrealist. He would kindly disagree. “It's figurative,” the artist explains, “It's representational. I'm just trying to speak about life.”
The Los Angeles based painter, who recently debuted his collection at London’s The Dot Project, uses his brush as a mode to help people remember the real values in life; as so many are relentlessly chasing time and excess. Our days are limited and the days of our loved ones are limited, making Gardner’s artwork necessary to the now.
Classical painters, who spent a lifetime honing their technique, seeking higher truths through their paintings, greatly inspire Gardner. Taking their queue, the painter was formally educated at California State University, Long Beach, where he received a BFA in Fine Arts; practicing his craft before showcasing to the world.