Alexander Beech’s art practice includes painting landscapes with drawing as the fundamental basis. Using a range of techniques, an image builds that is painterly with fragments of translucent detail. His work is contemporary, yet alludes to the history of European and Australian painting. He immerses himself in the landscape to share the experience and discover his sense of place within it, reflecting on events past and present. He synthesises connections between the subject matter and refines what is laid down in paint. His process is just as important as the completed work.
In 2018 Alexander graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours (First Class) from the School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania. In 2019 he has pursued further postgraduate study, graduating with a Master of Fine Art and Design (Painting). Furthermore, in 2019 he has been a finalist in the Hadley’s Art Prize and the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize with the Macquarie Group Collection acquiring his work for their permanent collection. His recent projects investigate vulnerability and disquiet in the landscape.