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Alexander Harrison

Born in 1993, Greenville, United States

Lives and works in Brooklyn, United States


Exploring questions of race and personal and universal notions of home, Alexander Harrison creates small-scaled, subtle yet stark acrylic paintings, often placing his subject within the dazzling composition of frames, windows and arches. They often feature recurring symbols, such as fruits, flowers and figures. Harrison’s work is racially charged iconography. His vivid painting Welcome to New York (2019) depicts a Black cowboy taking a bite out of an apple. From inside the apple, a small but sin...Read more