Alex Latham (b. 1992, Sydney)


Alex Latham calls on a wide variety of images, pop culture references and irreverent iconography and re-purposes them through paint. Latham takes familiar images and objects and processes them into hyper self-referential works that reflect the abundance of images that make up his world-view. The resulting works are absurdist, playful and esoteric portraits of the artist as experienced through his references.


Alex Latham’s body of work explores the navigation of the virtual and physical as spaces with increasingly waning distinctions. The artist’s subject matter is manipulated, amputated and repeated upon before being frantically sewn back together to create something new. The glitch aesthetics of a digital landscape are recalled but made permanent through the process of paint. For the artist, this process has come to symbolise a ‘scatter brain’ phenomenon produced by the hyper-prescience of digital information in seemingly non-digital landscapes.


Alex Latham is the director of Canteen, an artist run initiative in central Sydney, Chippendale. He has been exhibiting in Sydney for a number of years and has completed an Honours degree in printmaking at the National Art School 2014.


Prizes


Blake Prize Finalist, Casula Powerhouse

2018

Stella Downer Printmaking Award

2012


Australian Galleries 2012 Exhibition Prize

2012

Exhibitions


Canteen Launch, (Group Opening) Canteen, Chippendale

2020


Easily Digestible Imagery, (solo show) Wellington Street Projects, Chippendale

2019 


Greenway Art Prize (finalist), Art est. Leichardt

2018 


Familiar Intervention (joint), Kudos Gallery, Paddington
2018


65th Blake Prize Exhibition (finalist), Casula Powerhouse, Casula
2018 


Walking in the Bike Lane (solo show), Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne

2018 


Austral - Australia (solo show), Wellington Street projects, Chippendale

2018


Fresh Blood: Redback Graphix and its Aftermath, Casula Powerhouse, Casula

2018 


X WORDS (group show), Institut fur alles Mogliche, Mitte, Berlin

2017


I-AM artist residency, Wedding, Berlin
2017 


Salon de Sydney (group exhibition), Ambush Gallery

2016


Summer in the City (joint show), Alpha House Gallery, Newtown

2016


FROM A DISTANT LAND (group show), Ambush Gallery, Central Park

2016


DOUBLE HAPPINESS, Chippendale, The Corner Cooperative
2015


National Art School Award Exhibition, Australian Galleries, Paddington
2014


Saatchi & Saatchi Office Honours Exhibit, Saatchi & Saatchi Office Building, The Rocks

2014


Emporio Armani National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition,(Group Exhibition) National Art School Gallery, Darlinghurst

2013