Alex Chalmers

Chalmers built a studio, during the process he experimented and collected unwanted materials. He kept a journal in order to put things onto paper.

he attended architecture school for a time before moving to New York, using photography too engage with architecture. An alternative way to study materials and his surroundings. After finishing architecture school in London, he created a portable studio made of found materials. Involvement with the organisation Ultimatefate lead him back to working with drawings.

Drawing is clearly the basis of his work. Everything comes back to drawing. His love of architecture is constant, but both begins and returns to a drawing. Again as with the artist Bourgeois, this tells me  that everything should/does begin with mark making. It is the start. You build from it. The foundations. (Literally in the case of Chalmers!)

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