Brought up in Jersey, 20 year-old Alex Chase White has been studying photography for 3 years including his A-Level at Hautlieu, a year foundation diploma with which he received distinction and is currently undertaking a BA in photography at Kingston University.
We discovered him back in 2006 when a joint exhibition of his work was held at White Space, and more recently his work has been exhibited at the Waterloo Gallery in London. His work doesn?t stop there. He has been involved in many projects, most recently including designing exhibition invites for ?Salon des Arts Barnes? and other exhibitions, Aid relief in Kenya, co-ordinating group exhibitions, and a project with Kingston Hospital and Canon, to set up a large photographic wall display consisting of 42 images in the GUM department of the hospital.
A mixture of influences in Alex?s life are reflected in his work from a religious upbringing, working in the fishing industry, and growing up as a teenager in Jersey to everyday encounters. When asked about his influences, Alex commented, ?I discovered self-portraiture and developed my own style. My subject matter is around events in my life and is heavily influenced by relationships. The works of Czech photographer Jan Saudek have inspired me. A lot of the work was taken in Jersey in my garage, late at night when it was quiet. The work is self reflective, involves areas of performance art and spontaneous actions at times, but a lot has a background story to it which I prefer to keep to myself. A lot of the work is untitled?.
It seems that collaboration with other artists, mainly mature, is something Alex enjoys. These include his girlfriend Zsi Chimera, from Hungry who he works very closely with, Stevie McGarrity Alderdice, who is present in much of his work and performance artists Aaron Williams and Dickon Stone. To view more of Alex?s work and what he?s been up to in the UK, visit http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/stuart/StudentArt/ast_id/24778. We foresee a very bright future ahead for this talented young photographer.