Artist: Alexander Sporre
Year: 20 November 2018
Paper: Handmade Bhutan paper 20 gr/m2, 51 × 81 cm
Medium: Piezography® Pro
Swiss handmade frame – Designed by blackprint: 65 × 93 cm
Material: Ash wood | profile 13/50 & Flat clip stainless steel.
Distance: 30 mm, Ash wood
Glass: Optium Museum Acrylic® (anti-reflective, antistatic, shatterproof, scratchproof, UV protection 99%)
First edition of 7 + 2AP, Zürich
Numbered and signed by the artist
Framing + 10 days
The work of Alexander Sporre addresses the philosophical—and often poetic—dimensions of success and failure as well as the illusion of a knowable and rational self.
After suffering an unexpected case of burnout a few years ago, he was suddenly struck with an intensified perception of personal failure. During his slow journey towards recovery, he realized that perhaps these feelings of defeat were instrumental in revealing the essentially illusory nature of the self.
Ever since his recovery he has been documenting his direct surroundings in an effort to see beyond the veil of our perceived reality. In his work this is expressed in imagery of an imperfect and lyrical nature. Sporre explores the boundaries of the medium through experimentation with (un)conventional development processes. Combining both digital and analog techniques, he seeks to be continuously surpised by the beauty of imperfection. Sporre travelled many times to Japan, where he recently had his first solo exhibition. His second one is expected in January 2019.
Alexander Sporre graduated from the Photo Academy, Amsterdam in 2017.
Alexander Sporre (*1988 / The Netherland)