Alex Merritt is an American painter who lives and works upstate New York. He received a BFA in painting from MICA and completed his MFA at the New York Academy of Art. Works from Merritt are in numerous private collections worldwide and currently he had a collection of works acquired by liana Gore Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2018 the artist joined former Booth Gallery, based in New York.
Impermanence is a new body of work that explores the transient nature of existence. In these works, thick accretions of paint are a metaphor for the passing of time, changing seasons, and our changing memory and physicality. More Like memories than digital snapshots, They seek to find the essence more than the appearance of things. The paint moves in and out of the frame like a living organism continuously changing. In these paintings, there is an attempt to signify something alive and changing, something impermanent.
Solo exhibition at Galleri Ramfjord, April 1-16, 2023