September 22, 2023


How Art Works


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A choice of work from Brooklyn-based artist Alexander Harrison’s latest solo exhibition, Massive World, at Kasmin gallery. With a long-held curiosity within the cosmos and physics, Harrison creates an “alternate dimension” in his work — “a universe that appears like a fever dream as proven via my eyes.” He invokes the grandiosity of the cosmos with symbols like taking pictures stars and moons, whereas concurrently creating intimacy and a way of groundedness by together with parts from the pure world, like roots beneath the bottom or a spider net. 

Rising up in an insular, tight-knit neighborhood of household and mates in South Carolina, Harrison was all the time drawn towards what existed past the bounds of the life he knew. “I’ve all the time wished to exceed my boundaries, to maneuver far-off from my upbringing and stretch myself to see what I used to be able to,” he says. After leaving, he felt an uneasiness within the unknown of his future. He attracts from this sense in his portray observe, infusing his work with a surreal sense of restlessness.

Talking concerning the future, as he prepares to maneuver again to his house within the South, Harrison says: “I really feel like I’m at a crossroads with my life. I’m within the midst of shifting out of New York. I’m in want of a shift and I’m questioning what the change of surroundings after I return to the South will do to my work. I’ll have extra time with my household and these landscapes I grew up with. Will probably be enjoyable to get into plein-air portray and possibly return to my grandpa’s farm. I really feel like I’ve been portray from a distance and I’m able to carry it again to middle.”

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