Alex Veness

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design | Fine Art Practice

Alex Veness teaches on the Fine Art Practice pathway of the Fine Art Curriculum area on the Foundation course at Central Saint Martins and on the Painting pathway of the BA Fine Art course at Wimbledon College of Arts. Although painting is central to his practice, he also makes work using a self-built scanner-camera.

Alex is a founding member of Class Wargames, an international collective of artists, film makers and academics that enacts public performances and produces films and publications for national and international exhibitions and events.

His paintings (often based on his own scanner-camera imagery) revisit some of the major concerns of Modernism via the aesthetics and visual logic of what might now be termed Post Post Modernism. Alex’s work draws on the fragmentary, hyper-enhanced nature of contemporary experience, encouraged by the hysterical desires and absurd romanticism of marketing media and the behavioural effects of daily GUI and touch-screen interaction.

His work has been exhibited widely, including Tate Liverpool, Camden Arts Centre, The Latvian National Museum of Art, The Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World in Exeter and The Hermitage in Saint Petersburg. Alex graduated from The Royal College of Art in 1994 with an MA in Painting, and from University of Westminster in 2002 with an MA (Distinction) in Hypermedia Studies.