About the artworkDigital print on archival paper.Edition of 30.Signed & numbered by the artist.Paper size: 80 x 100 cm. This print is available in 3 additional sizes. These are:36x 45 cm at £245. 56 x 70cm at 350. Or 104 x 130 cm at £975.This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity by the artist.This textural detail is from a metal container on a traditional farm in Oxfordshire. The black oil based paint begins to streak and warp, revealing the vibrant orange of the paint underneath.
John Alexander is a fine-art photographer known for composing abstract patterns from distressed surfaces encountered on his travels.
"There is something really interesting about how a surface reacts to environmental conditions over it's lifetime. Whether it has been influenced by human activity or has occurred naturally, my subject will always have its own complex history. Part of the fun is that the stories of how the textures evolved are mostly unknown. We can use our imaginations to conjure our own meaning behind the specific colours, shapes, lines and cracks within the photograph. Iâ€™m always interested to hear what people see in the images, everyone sees something different".
"Producing my textures is more photographically challenging than you might think! It is not just a case of seeing a wall and then photographing it. I adopt many photographic techniques to ensure that my subject possesses the incredible detail and sharpness that makes the print so unique, even when printed a metre wide".