Alexander Gorlizkis’ works on paper originate from an obsession with Indian Miniature paintings, a tradition he has subverted and applied to his own idiosyncratic visual language. He creates compositions embedded with irony and humour, to images that can be simultaneously compelling and unnerving. Following Joseph Albers’ dictum that “one plus one equals three,” the artist draws together apparently disparate elements that create a third entity, greater than the sum of its parts.

In the mid 1990’s, Gorlizki established a studio in Jaipur, India. Gorlizki initiates the conceptual design and collaborates with Uddin and other members of the atelier who apply jewel-colored pigments, stone colors and gold-leaf using single-hair-tipped brushes to complete the works of breathtaking intricacy.

Press

Los Angeles Times, November 2009

ALEXANDER GORLIZKI / Soft Succulent Sublime

October 31 - December 19, 2009

Installation Views


Works

Design for Living

ALEXANDER GORLIZKI, Design for Living, 2008

Lean To

ALEXANDER GORLIZKI, Lean To, 2007

Puzzled

ALEXANDER GORLIZKI, Puzzled, 2008

Terms of Entanglement

ALEXANDER GORLIZKI, Terms of Entanglement, 2008

Concoction

ALEXANDER GORLIZKI, Concoction, 2009

Konchock

ALEXANDER GORLIZKI, Konchock, 2008

Loop the Loop

ALEXANDER GORLIZKI, Loop the Loop, 2007

Lost

ALEXANDER GORLIZKI, Lost, 2009

Love Thy Neighbor

ALEXANDER GORLIZKI, Love Thy Neighbor, 2009

Overlay

ALEXANDER GORLIZKI, Overlay, 2009

The Protector

ALEXANDER GORLIZKI, The Protector, 2009


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