Alex Livingston’s new series FLOWERS expands on themes from his earlier paintings: flower and botanical motifs; dualities of representation and abstraction, natural and human made, “naturalia” and artificialia”; and reference to specific art historical sources and styles. Whereas Livingston’s paintings of the 1980s and 1990s referenced celtic illumination, botanical illustration and 17th century woodcuts, his new work combines painterly still life with futuristic, digital flora. The result creates an unusual visual experience.

 

Born in Kingston, Ontario, Livingston received a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MA Fine Arts from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, England.

 

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artist name: Alex Livingston

title of work: Flowers and Vase

media: chromira print on di-bond

year: 2016

photo credit: Alex Livingston