Alex Wisniewski has been living and painting in the South West for more than twenty five years, where he finds inspiration in the grandeur and stark beauty of the Cape to Cape Region. During this time his work has focused on the seascape with an emphasis on composition, colour and light.
His approach is not a literal representation, as he prefers to extract elements from a variety of source materials and reconstruct a personal and idealized vision. He is drawn to the complex interplays of energy, patterns of wind on water, waves, ripples in the sand and patterns of cloud. By assimilating and manipulating these patterns as compositional elements his intention is to create work that is complex in structure and rendering, but simple in essence. An harmonious balance of tensions.