ALEX TRACEY


‘BOYS’

3RD OF MAY - 19TH OF MAY 2018

Alex Tracey,  Isaac and Luca, No.2 , 2018

Alex Tracey, Isaac and Luca, No.2, 2018


"Virility, veiled by delicate frocks if not for a fleeting moment" 
- Alex Tracey

Jerico Contemporary presented Alex  Tracey's debut solo exhibition with the gallery, ‘Boys’. The show opened on May 3rd and continued until May 19th, 2018. 

It is unusual to feel so much when looking at a photograph and be unable to grasp exactly what that feeling is. Yet this is precisely the response one has when looking at Alex Tracey’s work. There is tension to his photographic practice, that leads one feeling simultaneously attracted and disturbed. More than a photograph, the artist offers a tone, an essence, a sensation.

Photographed on medium format film, over a two-year period in the Northern Rivers Hinterland, ‘Boys’ is the latest body of work by the Australian artist. While photographed in the unpredictable natural environment, the artist plans and constructs the settings in meticulous detail before picking up the camera and capturing the scene.  This lengthy conceptual planning process then allows for the unexpected when it comes to the sitter.

While the subjects may at first seem tough, unsettling, or even dangerous the artist captures a vulnerability and fragility to these young men that is often overlooked. At the centre of his practice is the representation of male identity, drawing associations between masculine and feminine archetypes. In presenting the boys in dresses, and traditionally feminine clothing, Tracey subverts ideas of masculinity. Undressing his subjects and revealing the softer side of their identity.


ABOUT:

Alex Tracey was born in 1994, in Sydney Australia, and currently lives and works in London, United Kingdom. The artist has worked as commercial photographer for several years, only recently extending his practice to focus on fine art.


SELECTED WORKS:

Alex Tracey    Saxon , 2018 Archival Pigment Print 35.5 x 45.7 cm (Image)  46.5 X 60.5 cm (Framed) Edition of 10 + AP $500  Available  |  Enquire About this Work

Alex Tracey
Saxon, 2018
Archival Pigment Print
35.5 x 45.7 cm (Image)
46.5 X 60.5 cm (Framed)
Edition of 10 + AP
$500
Available | Enquire About this Work

Alex Tracey  Jacob , 2018 Archival Pigment Print 35.5 x 45.7 cm (Image)  46.5 X 60.5 cm (Framed) Edition of 10 + AP $500  Available  |  Enquire About this Work

Alex Tracey
Jacob
, 2018
Archival Pigment Print
35.5 x 45.7 cm (Image)
46.5 X 60.5 cm (Framed)
Edition of 10 + AP
$500
Available | Enquire About this Work

Alex Tracey  Isaac and Luca, No.3 , 2018 Archival Pigment Print 11.3 x 15.24 cm (Image)  46.5 X 60.5 cm (Framed) Edition of 10 + AP $500  Available  |  Enquire About this Work

Alex Tracey
Isaac and Luca, No.3
, 2018
Archival Pigment Print
11.3 x 15.24 cm (Image)
46.5 X 60.5 cm (Framed)
Edition of 10 + AP
$500
Available | Enquire About this Work