Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Through the tradition of collage Alexander pursues his personal obsession in creating miniature narrative scenes. The use of antique books makes his work at once an exploration and a deconstruction of nostalgia. Alexander is interested in the idea of how we construct our own memories of the past from fragments of reality. He sees memory as a process that combines the wilful aspects of remembering and forgetting with the coincidental and unconscious.

Before Alexander begins to work on a new piece certain boundaries are predetermined through the literature which he uses. Through his process he aims to transform the meaning of this pre-existing material. The encyclopaedia becomes a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience. These books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose. They are no longer tools to learn about the world, but rather a means to gain insight into our own memory process.

Alexander’s book sculptures are made by working through a book, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. The images seen in the finished work, are left standing in their original place.


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2002-2004 Certified Communications and Behavioural Trainer, Artop Institute, Berlin
2000-2004 Graduate Courses in Psychology: Clinical Psychology, Pedagogy, Humboldt University Berlin
1996-2000 BA Psychology (Vordiplom), Humboldt University Berliin

2014 Ex Libris, J Johnson Gallery, Florida
2014 Beyond the Book, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon
2014 Art Karlsruhe, Galeria Victor Lope, Karlsruhe
2014 Art und Antique, Galeria Victor Lope, Frankfurt
2013 Kindred, Antlers Gallery, London
2013 Bound Requiem, Last Rites Gallery, New York City
2013 Contemporary Istanbul, Galeria Victor Lope, Istanbul
2013 Art Copenhagen, Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo, Copenhagen
2013 Tumbleweed, Summer Group Show at The Searchers, Bristol
2013 Exposición Colectiva, Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona
2013 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
2013 Solo Exhibition, The Searchers Contemporary, Bristol
2013 SCOPE New York City, Robert Fontaine Gallery, New York
2013 Group Exhibition, Artdog London, London
2012 Old Beliefs, Antlers Gallery, Stroud
2012 Narrative, Antlers Gallery, Ilkley
2012 Other Nature, Antlers Gallery, London
2012 BOUND, bo.lee Gallery, Bath
2012 Breath of Fresh Air, Byard Art, Cambridge
2012 Trait Papier, Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds
2012 SCOPE Basel, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Basel
2012 SCOPE Miami, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami
2011 Winter Shop, Antlers, Bristol
2011 Wunderkammer, bo.lee gallery, Bath
2011 Anatomy, Antlers, Bristol
2011 Solo Show, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff School of Art, Wales
2011 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2011 Solo Exhibition, 2nd Floor, Harvey Nichols, Bristol
2010 ‘Never Judge...?’, Stolen Space Gallery, London
2010 The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London
2010 Summer Show, Stolen Space Gallery, London
2010 Gold Bug - Art Gallery, Pasadena, California
2010 Comfortably Strange, View Gallery, Bristol
2010 Celebrating Paper, Royal Academy of the West of England, Bristol

2014 International Art Fair, Liberty Gallery, London
2014 Affordable Art Fair, Maastricht
2014 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, ArtDog London, Hong Kong
2014 Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Galeria Victor Lope, Brussels
2014 London Art Fair, Liberty Gallery, London
2013 Affordable Art Fair, Artdog London, New York City
2013 London Art Fair, London
2012 St-Art European Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Artima, Strasbourg
2011 Crunch Festival, Hay-on-Wye, View Gallery
2011 Brighton Art Fair, Brighton
2011 Parallax Art Fair, London
2011 Untitled Art Fair, London
2011 AAF, Bristol, Nails Gallery
2011 20/21 International Art Fair, London
2010 AAF, London, Liberty Gallery
2010 Palace Art Fair, Fulham Palace, London
2010 Brighton Art Fair
2010 Affordable Art Fair Bristol
2010 Cambridge Art fair, Cambridge