Although painting is central to his practice, Alex Veness also makes work using a self-built scanner-camera and is a founder member of Class Wargames, an international collective of artists, film makers and academics that enacts public performances and produces films and publications for national and international exhibitions and events. His paintings (often based on his own scanner-camera imagery) revisit some of the major concerns of Modernism via the aesthetics and visual logic of what might now be termed post post modernism.
Alex’s work draws on the fragmentary, hyper-enhanced nature of contemporary experience, encouraged by the hysterical desires and absurd romanticism of marketing media and the behavioural effects of daily GUI and touch-screen interaction.
His work has been exhibited widely, including Tate Liverpool, Camden Arts Centre, The Latvian National Museum of Art, The Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Exeter and The Hermitage, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Alex graduated from The Royal College of Art in 1994 with an MA in Painting, and from University of Westminster in 2002 with an MA (Distinction) in Hypermedia Studies.
Alex Veness is Senior Lecturer and Stage One Coordinator for BA Fine Art, Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts and can be contacted at: