Alexander James – ‘Vanitas’

Alexander James’s on-going series ‘Vanitas’ – a new vision of the 17th century Dutch Masters works about the theme of transiency.

Using the standard symbolic motifs of the concept Memento Mori like skulls, butterflies, food, flowers, animals, but through the subtle distortions of the light and the movement of water, the artist composes elegantly painterly images where his ‘vanitas’ float in the space fragile and almost alive. His interpretation emphasizes on the temporary nature of our existence but as a reflection of the life.  

“But then you put them in the water and … suddenly they look so tender – and really alive.”

Alexander James - Vanitas

Alexander James – Vanitas