Alex Yarlett B. 1987
“Painting the landscape, I don’t seek to capture a realistic photographic image of what is in front of me; instead, I encounter each raw moment by engaging emotionally with the environment and translating this into the painting.”
– Alex Yarlett
Alex Yarlett's semi-abstracted landscapes employ wide, expressive brushstrokes and a high contrast, playful palette of inky blues, rosy neutrals, vivid turquoise and coral pinks, filling the canvas with energy and the shifting planes of light throughout the day, in a dreamlike interpretation of the landscape. Dynamic, joyful and uplifting, each painting shares with the viewer an experience of rapturous beauty.
Alex Yarlett is an expressive landscape painter. He completed a BA(Hons) Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art and Design and is now based in Falmouth, Cornwall.
“Capturing moments and emotions in my art is absolutely key to me. To create is to be vulnerable, to share something of yourself and your experience in a tangible way. Each painting becomes a time capsule of experience to treasure. I don’t seek to capture a realistic photographic image of what is in front of me; instead I encounter the raw moment by engaging emotionally with my environment and then translating this instant into a painted story. The layers of different medium and texture create this story, added to over and over again, with different elements of the painting exposed at different moments until an overall completed visual narrative is told for the viewer to experience.” Alex Yarlett.
Selected exhibitions with Livingstone St. Ives
Can You See The Sea?, 15th October 2020 – 8th November 2020
Wild Seas and Winter Skies, 1st January 2021 – 31st January 2021
Illumination, 29th April 2021 – 23rd May 2021
Summer in Technicolour, 5th August 2021 – 5th September 2021