Alex Swan
Alex Swan

I am an artist and educator living in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Artist Statement

My art is very expressionistic, yet it varies stylistically ranging from abstraction to figural. I love working with oil paint, collage, and digital art, as well as utilizing various technologies, ranging from Adobe Creative Suite to more traditional technologies, such as printmaking, and imploring mixed media approaches. I am strongly influenced by Dada, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism. I admire how the surrealists and expressionists embraced the subconscious. I am fond of the subtleties of the human form and consider myself a lifelong student of color. My professional background includes working in the fields of information technology and education. I consider art a lifelong exploration and enjoy the process as much or more than any of the pieces that come to be along the way.

Artist Biography

I am a native of Waynesboro Georgia and have been intrigued with art since high school. I received a BFA in Painting from Georgia Southern University in 1997 and received the Robert J. Focht memorial scholarship in my senior year. After graduation, I entered the world of graphics and information technology where I worked in various capacities for fifteen years. Currently I serve as the STEM teacher at McClure Middle School in Cobb County. I reside in Cartersville, Georgia with my wife and three children, where I focus (sort of) on art, design, and technology.