Alex Roberts studied at City of Bath Art College and Reading University before completing a further diploma at the London College of Printing. Roberts is an accomplished artist working predominantly with paint, whilst she also explores other media (film and installation).
Her present critique is motivated by the concept of how we perceive identity and change. Specifically the surface and what lies beneath, behind and beyond.
Roberts’ current studio practice is concentrated on working with the figure. She questions the normality of human characteristics and explores the emotions that fuel our character. The resulting work invites the viewer to question how he or she perceives their own world and offers a provocative and often humorous take on the sometimes-different world of others.
She looks at our image-obsessed world head on, exploring role-play and portraiture, embracing (yet also challenging) clichés and the discussion of what is beauty.
Roberts' work resides in numerous private, and public collections - de Sla San London, Marco Pierre White Brasserie London, Olympia London, Standard Chartered Bank London & Hong Kong.
Recent exhibitions include Transient Facades, The Well Gallery, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London 2012, the solo showcase Individual Liberty, 7/7a Gt. Guildford Business Square London 2011, Worcester Open 2010, Swan Song St. Anne’s House, Diadem Court London 2010 curated by Rowena Chiu.
Current status: January 2013 - Roberts is participating on a 3-month studio opportunity at the Milchhof e.V,. Berlin. Forthcoming plans: March 2013 - Roberts will be engaged as a PT Art Tutor/ Creative Practitioner at ICIA, University of Bath. Course: Observations in Painting. ‘A platform for you to think and act like a traveller’ (The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton).