Alexander Basil

10 February - 6 March 2021


Galerie Kandlhofer is pleased to present Alexander Basil´s first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Basil began his studies at The Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf aged seventeen and has since been mastering the compositional aspects of pictorial painting and portraiture. With a prodigious attention to drawing as the basis of his practice, Basil’s compositions are constructed from exaggerated flat planes infused with heightened details of textiles, anatomical elements such as bruises, body hair and facial features, alongside various thematic objects. 


Alexander Basil (b.1997, Arkhangelsk, Russia) currently lives and works between Düsseldorf and Vienna. Basil has studied at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf and the Academy of Fine Art, Vienna under Professors Elizabeth Peyton, Daniel Richter, Kirsi Mikkola and Tomma Abts.