Alexander James Pollard is an artist exploring the potential of fictions in the fields of fine art painting and graphic novel arts (and their cross-contamination). Significant exhibitions include: Time Donut, La Plateforme, Dunkerque, France (2020), Paleo Fauvism, Hop Projects, Folkestone (2018), Jungle, Celine Gallery, Glasgow (2017), WoW PAINTINGS, Young Team HQ, London (2016), Black Marks, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh (2007), Counter Facture at Luhring Augustine, New York in 2007, Selective Memory - the Scottish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2005). He is currently a practice-based PhD candidate at Kingston University working on a project titled: The Precognitive Painting Programme and works as a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Painting and MA Fine Art at The University of Brighton. His work is held in major international private and public collections including: Arts Council of England, London, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, The Government Art Collection, London.

At ASP Alex will present his graphic novel The Precognitive Painting Programme – a work in progress that began life in 2018 as a playful exercise in “mucking around with collage”. After cutting up and rearranging the science-fiction works of Philip K Dick he started to see the potential to turn these collaged re-configurations into a graphic novel that would help to develop our understanding of contemporary painting – reimagining “intuition” through a posthuman lens.

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