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Student Showcase Archive

Alexander Glass

MA work

MA work

  • Higer Windows (detail)

    Higer Windows (detail), Alexander Glass 2017
    multimedia installation

  • Another Flop

    Another Flop, Alexander Glass 2016
    plywood, silca sand, neoprene swimmers
    100x 40 x 40 | Photographer: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

  • On a Deep End

    On a Deep End, Alexander Glass 2016
    video projection, timber, chlorinated pool paint, silicon towel
    180 x 20 x 80 | Photographer: Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

  • Head in The Game

    Head in The Game, Alexander Glass 2016
    multimedia installation
    variable | Photographer: Alexander Glass

  • Self Portrait as Achilles

    Self Portrait as Achilles, Alexander Glass (Adam Glibbery) 2017
    video on loop
    n/a | Photographer: Adam Glibbery

  • "...and then the towel fell to the floor"

    "...and then the towel fell to the floor", Alexander Glass 2015
    jesmonite, steel, resin coated towel
    100 x 50 x 50 | Photographer: Alexander Glass

Higher Windows

"Rather than words comes the thought of high windows:
The sun-comprehending glass,
And beyond it, the deep blue air, that shows
Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless." 

Phillip Larkin, 1974



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Sculpture, 2017

  • A towel falls, a body emerges from steam and drips over the impermeable floor…

    Through his sculptural installations, Alexander Glass explores the separation between images and reality in spaces commonly associated with the potent male body. In scenarios which first appear seductive and idyllic, Glass reveals their implied horrific potential with traces of violence and catastrophe.

    The swimming pool, the gym, and the locker-room showers are frequently used as legitimising scenarios for the cinematic lens to objectify the male body. Whilst these spaces symbolise physical strength and beauty, they also leave the subject exposed within their sterility; a sterility which is precarious and constantly vulnerable to corruption through the arrival of an abject material. Glass’ work explores the distance between the erotic and horrific through re-presentation of common cinematic tropes of seduction and the physical imagery that is inseparable from them. Familiar objects and images of desire become distorted through subverted materials and insinuated intention.

                                                                                        …the glass smashes, limbs freeze and the fluid runs thick.
  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art Sculpture, University of Brighton, 2014; Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Central Saint Martins, 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • Creekside Open 2017, A.P.T Gallery, London 2017; Standing on the Deep End, Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds, 2016; #1 In The Game, Rainbow Unicorn, Berlin, 2016; Never Leave the Disco Alone, Resort Studios, Margate, 2016; On to the Next, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, 2016; Day 1: innbakaður fiskur, Sim House, Reykjavik, 2015
  • Awards

  • The Annex Collection Acquisition Award - Winning Artist, 2017; Broomhill National Sculpture Prize, 'Public Speaks' Prize & 'Judges Special Commendation', 2014; Catlin Guide, Selected as one of the top graduating artists of 2015, 2015