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Together as One
Ink on Bristol Paper
32x38"
2014
Necrolatry (2)
Ink on Bristol Paper
33x28"
2014
Monuments
Ink on Bristol Paper
36x30"
2014
Below the Lights
Ink on Paper
32x38"
2013
Necrolatry
Ink and Wash on Paper
40x32"
2014
Fire and Demise
Ink on Paper
33x28"
2013
Rays (1)
Ink on Paper
25x30"
2013
Rays (2)
Ink on Paper
25x30"
2013
Lifeless Dominion Opens
Ink on Paper
38x52"
2013
Through the Gates
Ink and Ink Wash
29x33"
2012
Alone in the End
Ink and Ink Wash on Paper
33x27"
2012
Amidst Chaotic Angles
Ink on Paper
42x55"
2012
Drasil
Ink on Paper
39x33"
2012
Set and Setting
Ink on Paper
22x28"
2011
Dead Forever
Ink on Paper
31x18"
2011
Black Tree Tops
Ink on Paper
12x30"
2011
Black Tree Pair
Ink on Paper
17x21"
2010

Growth defines the landscape, whether or not it is hampered by human intervention. Through the carefully detailed rendering of limbs and branches, Alex Porter’s art depicts the language of this natural process. The gesture of these landscape elements is of greater importance than the scenes than they eventually compose. His pieces represent a vital chaos, one that is a constant presence wherever it can take hold.
Alex’s process was developed primarily in consideration of this way of looking at the landscape. His pieces are laboriously hand-drawn ink-on-paper works entirely comprised of careful, purposeful marks. This is done, not in the service of crafting an illusion of nature, but rather committing to meditating on its process. To avoid becoming primarily ‘scenery’, the content of his images is displayed in form, but without color or depth.