ALEXI WILLIAMS WYNN

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BIOGRAPHY
ALEXI WILLIAMS WYNN (1972 GB) is a British sculptor whose practise explores the nature of her own corporeality through an exploration into the hidden nature of the body’s makeup. Working directly from the cadavers of animals she employs various casting techniques including corrosion casting, a method of giving form to the formless spaces within the body, an inversion of a life immortalized in death. The results of these processes become sculptural possibilities that get transformed into a poetic visual language. The complex relations between life and death, value with nonvalue, and the dialectic inherent in beauty are some of her lines of enquiry. She draws inspiration from art history, mythology, literature, as well as everyday reality.
Alexi Williams Wynn - Photo Mask
WORKS
CV
EXHIBITIONS

2020 Me, myself and I, Black Swan Gallery, Bruges
Beestig! Damme, Belgium, curated by Jan Moeyaert
2019 Nature Morte Nature Vivant, CID Grand Hornu, Belgium
2017 Iconoclasts, Art Out of the Mainstream, Saatchi Gallery, London
Out of the Abyss, Museum Dr Guislain, Ghent
2015 Invited, curated by Flora Fairburn and Philippa Adams, London
Post Mortem, Ghent
2009 Nature Morte, London

BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION

2016-2018 University of Ghent, Research project, Corrosion Casting and Material development with Prof. Simoens and Dr de Taeye
2009-2014 Working between London and Cairo
2007-2009 Prince’s Drawing School, Life drawing
2003–2004 Royal Academy Schools, London, Sculpture
2000–2008 Arch Bronze Foundry, London. Casting techniques
1997-2018 Vipassana Meditation, experiential study, connection of mind – body
1997–2002 Assistant to Marc Quinn whilst studying a BA Hons, Fine Art sculpture, City & Guilds London
1995-2004 Fort Belknap and Fort Peck Montana, Research into the Shamanic
Culture of the Assiniboine and Lakota Sioux
1994-1996 Drawing by night, Smithfield Meat Market, London
1992-1997 Assistant to Ken Griffiths, photographer.
1990 Equine vet assistant, North Wales

COLLECTIONS

Saatchi Gallery, UK
MONA, AUS
Private collections in New York and London