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Alex Hartley
b. 1963

Alex Hartley's work explores man's complex attitudes toward his built and natural environments. He addresses ideas like sanctuary, dystopia, community, belonging, and isolation in glass-enclosed photographs of architectural structures, room-size installations (like his 2001 work Case Study, based on modernist residential building experiments), and recent large color photographs with painstakingly crafted three-dimensional sculptural elements, such as Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes, pasted on in low relief. Nowhereisland, an island Hartley first discovered in the High Artic in 2004, will be transported south as part of London's cultural celebrations for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Victoria Miro at Frieze New York 2020Victoria Miro
2018
Alex Hartley | The HousesVictoria Miro
2016
After You LeftVictoria Miro
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Alex Hartley
b. 1963

If only it could be this way, 2011

Constructed mixed media on C-type photograph
39 2/5 × 49 1/5 in
100 × 125 cm
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London, Venice
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Alex Hartley
b. 1963

Alex Hartley's work explores man's complex attitudes toward his built and natural environments. He addresses ideas like sanctuary, dystopia, community, belonging, and isolation in glass-enclosed photographs of architectural structures, room-size installations (like his 2001 work Case Study, based on modernist residential building experiments), and recent large color photographs with painstakingly crafted three-dimensional sculptural elements, such as Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes, pasted on in low relief. Nowhereisland, an island Hartley first discovered in the High Artic in 2004, will be transported south as part of London's cultural celebrations for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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