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John Alexander

The Complications of Love, 2019

Oil on canvas
70 × 60 in
177.8 × 152.4 cm
This is a unique work.
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Houston
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Excellent and pristine condition
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John Alexander
American, b. 1945
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John Alexander’s work has been called a meeting between the Hudson River School and east Texas—a comparison the artist doesn’t resist. As a child, Alexander was deeply moved by American landscape painting, and developed a reverence for nature. Today, he is known for his deftness as both a draftsman and satirist, creating allegorical, chaotic, and sometimes violent landscapes. In these, he takes a critical perspective toward human interference with the natural world, corporate interests, the American political climate, and the destruction of the environment. He describes his ongoing subject as “nature at its grandest and man at his worst,” or the “glimpse of paradise before the wrecking ball hits.” Critic Robert Hughes admiringly referred to him as “a Texan swamp hog raised by madness.”

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About the work
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Painting
Condition
Excellent and pristine condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
John Alexander
American, b. 1945
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John Alexander’s work has been called a meeting between the Hudson River School and east Texas—a comparison the artist doesn’t resist. As a child, Alexander was deeply moved by American landscape painting, and developed a reverence for nature. Today, he is known for his deftness as both a draftsman and satirist, creating allegorical, chaotic, and sometimes violent landscapes. In these, he takes a critical perspective toward human interference with the natural world, corporate interests, the American political climate, and the destruction of the environment. He describes his ongoing subject as “nature at its grandest and man at his worst,” or the “glimpse of paradise before the wrecking ball hits.” Critic Robert Hughes admiringly referred to him as “a Texan swamp hog raised by madness.”

John Alexander

The Complications of Love, 2019

Oil on canvas
70 × 60 in
177.8 × 152.4 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
location
Houston
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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