Alexander Oleksyn

Statement

I make paintings whose compositions are determined by the relationship between the size of a brush, the characteristics of the paint used, as well as the shape and texture of the surface painted on. For example, a painted line will be as wide as the width of the brush, and transparent, when combining a dry paint on a textured surface. These brushstrokes, in succession, will form a continuous line that does not overlap on itself, so as to vividly chart the actual path it has taken, thereby emphasizing the scale and shape of the surface. In so far as the character of a brushstroke is influenced by the speed with which it is painted, I have consistently employed a very slow stroke, where I am intently focused on every passing moment in which my brush is touching the surface. My aim, here, is to transpose this focused attitude into the pictorial space to help create the overall tenor of the artwork. Moreover, in laying bare my brushstroke, I highlight the hand-made gesture, embracing both the strengths and weaknesses of my manual dexterity. Ultimately, I aim for paintings that are self-evident but allude beyond themselves and evoke the sensibility I experience in their making.

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Past exhibitions

Alexander Oleksyn: Right to Left
September 7 – October 21, 2018

Making Good Time: Richard Garrison and Alexander Oleksyn
June 2 – July 30, 2017

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BOOKS

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CACHE1 

An ongoing anthology series of limited edition artist books by Derek Lerner.

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