“Every manifestation of Nature, recorded with precision, with dignity and with feeling can become the subject of art” – Caspar David Friedrich
Finding his many sources of inspiration in the mystery, beauty, and sublimity of the natural world with an equal fascination for old and historic structures; the artwork of Alexander Brindley draws upon these elements as powerful subjects for his work. Drawing influence from his native surroundings and travel abroad; nature and historic architecture are focal points for the artist. With a particular fascination for old structures in states of disrepair, decline and even ruin; these remnants in the landscape of a former time and place serve as powerful symbols.
My work over the past five or so years has primarily consisted of architectural studies and drawings done in France, Slovakia, and at home in Kentucky. I find great inspiriation in the numerous old buildings, churches, castles, ruins and landscapes I have encountered in my travels. This extensive amount of time I have spent traveling has had a tremendous influence on my artwork and I’m sure will continue to do so for years to come. I have always been drawn to history and find that by studying these ancient structures, I am given a window to the past. This is something I attempt to describe through my work. There is something about old buildings, especially those in a state of decline and ruin that facsinates me endlessly and enthrals my imagination. In my work I have attempted to preserve some part of the history that I see fading away before my eyes, a history that has much to tell if we only pause and listen.