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Alex Hamilton: “My art is an explosion of diversity: an organic, living creativity inspired by the wealth of culture present in this world. Deeply moved by natural beauty, spirituality and popular culture, my art has become a visual exploration of symbolism, universal archetypes, colour and iconography. Concepts such as deconstructionism and religion play an important part in the evolution of my work as I create visuals with the intention and desire to translate the universality and oneness that all peoples and cultures inherently share.

Never before has the world been so alive with the cross-pollination of ideas and sub-cultures. Global travel and communication have given us access to an excess of information and visuals like never before. We have a constant stream of films, music, satellite television, books and of
course the Internet. Popular culture is in its prime! As an artist I am excited by this. I have become a magpie, a collector of those dazzling ideas,
visuals, thoughts and experiences all around me. By allowing this vitality into my subconsciousness I allow the multiplicity of concepts to merge and eventually resurface as a distilled form of creativity from the collective consciousness which I then express through my artistic
process.

This curiosity causes me to bring together many visual impressions, combining a variety of feelings, sub-cultural beliefs and global impressions. The idea of chaos and order also plays an important role in how I approach my art and communicate my visual ideas. With each piece created I aim to express the awe and wonder present in this intricate, exquisite world, a world of colour and light, mysterious clues and ancient symbols: a dimension filled with the gods and goddesses of creation, form, grace, beauty, virtue and peace…”

2010

Roadtrip, Kysna Fine Art, Knysna (SOLO)

2009

Collected Celebrity, Knysna Fine Art, Knysna (SOLO)
CAST & CREW, Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg (SOLO)
AFROTIZE, Artist’s Studio, Cape Town (SOLO)

2008

CAST & CREW, Artist’s Studio, Cape Town (SOLO)
Trinkets and Trash, Artist’s Studio, Cape Town
2007 Flight School, Knysna Fine Art, Knysna, South Africa
2007 You are what you hear, Artist’s Studio, Cape Town
2007 Everybody Angel, Artist’s Studio, Cape Town
2006 The Princess and the Pea, Artist’s Studio, Cape Town, South Africa
2006 How the fairies baked a cake, Artist’s Studio, Cape Town, South Africa
2005 Aquaplane, Artist’s Studio, Cape Town, South Africa
2005 Rebels Saints and Divas, Artist’s Studio, Cape Town, South Africa
2005 How to do the Hamilton Hush-Hush, Knysna Fine Art, Knysna, South Africa
2004 Silhouette of a Song, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa
2003 Play Room/Pray Room, Knysna Fine Art, Knysna, South Africa
Kerry work, Bond Restaurant, Dublin, Ireland
Paperdoll-part II, Artist’s Studio, Cape Town, South Africa
2002 Paperdoll, Articles and Frames Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
Girl annual (duo) Millennium Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Mandalas @ Azara, Azara Restaurant, Cape Town, South Africa
2001 Soulsearch (duo) Bang the Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Eat drink love think, Bang the Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
“Colores de mi tierra” Casa de Arte, Mallorca, Spain
Worth of the sky-colour of my land, Bang the Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Worn world, Bang the Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2000 Kitsch Sin Art, Bang the Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Work on paper (duo) Bang the Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1999 Fruitwraps, Bang the Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Chilliestrip, Dino Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany
1998 Fever, Houtbay Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Double reality, Bang the Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1997 In pursuit of fruit, The Dinner club, Cape Town, South Africa
Solo exhibition: Sanlam art gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1996 Eat Art, The Dinner club, Cape Town, South Africa

Artbank, Johannesburg, South Africa
Hollard Group, Johannesburg, South Africa
Hyatt Regency, Johannesburg, South Africa
USAID, Pretoria, South Africa
Khulisa Mgmt. Services, Johannesburg, South Africa
Cornastone, Johannesburg, South Africa
Winsert Inc. Marinette, WI USA
UW Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI USA

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