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Alexa Brooks
updated: 01/07/2015
website: www.alexabrooks.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Wall
Surface
Bricks & mortar
Lace Pattern
Wood
Calle Cruces
Bricks
Bricks (Detail)
Cathedral
Piso 4
Bed
Gate
Curtain
Curtain (Detail)
Sink
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, meditative, nature, obsessive, organic, pattern, repetition, architecture, figurative
 
 
Wall by Alexa Brooks
Wall
Graphite on paper
2014
8.5" x  8.5" 
Surface by Alexa Brooks
Surface
Graphite on paper
2014
8.5" x  8.5" 
Bricks & mortar by Alexa Brooks
Bricks & mortar
Graphite on paper
2010
8.5" x  8.5" 
Lace Pattern by Alexa Brooks
Lace Pattern
graphite on paper
2007
8.5" x  8.5" 
Wood by Alexa Brooks
Wood
graphite on paper
2005
8.5" x  8.5" 
Calle Cruces by Alexa Brooks
Calle Cruces
graphite on paper
2006
8.5" x  8.5" 
Bricks by Alexa Brooks
Bricks
graphite on paper
2005
22" x  28" 
Bricks (Detail) by Alexa Brooks
Bricks (Detail)
graphite on paper
2005
8" x  11" 
Cathedral by Alexa Brooks
Cathedral
Graphite on paper
2009
29" x  22" 
Piso 4 by Alexa Brooks
Piso 4
Graphite on paper
2008
11" x  15" 
Bed by Alexa Brooks
Bed
graphite on paper
2004
20" x  26" 
Gate by Alexa Brooks
Gate
graphite on paper
2005
30" x  44" 
Curtain by Alexa Brooks
Curtain
graphite on paper
2004
30" x  41" 
Curtain (Detail) by Alexa Brooks
Curtain (Detail)
graphite on paper
2004
4" x  5" 
Sink by Alexa Brooks
Sink
graphite on paper
2005
25" x  14" 

Artist Statement
My artistic interests lie in realist observational drawing. I work with graphite on paper and am most interested in drawing’s originality and capabilities when it is unenhanced by technology. Therefore, I work carefully from observation and constantly challenge myself in terms of what I am able to see, replicate, and interpret. My drawings are of found textures and objects, from the home or from nature, that provide me with the difficult task of translating what I see and feel in actuality into a drawing that is not merely technically correct, but a truthful expression of the subject matter and experience. Resisting today’s popular demand for the big picture, this work is an exploration of the small details and everyday banalities that are often ignored in our fast-paced culture.

Artist Bio / CV
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Alexa Brooks has masters degrees from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She currently lives in Spain.