Walking into a room decorated with his paintings, I am walking into great music made visual, a truly wonderful numinous experience.
The few photos online of his work I had seen moved me deeply. I did not know why, really, until learning how from his descriptions online and on meeting him, he worked, what inspired him. A Master making paintings which reflect the soul inspiration of great music! Instantly I recognized and felt what I had been seeing. The slow developing of the theme, the huge rises into faster rhythms and a sublime apotheosis, the slow unwinding to a final great calm, all laid out on a flat surface! How does he do this? I cannot say, but he does it. For me, his paintings capture the volume, the three dimensionality, of orchestral music, the organized abstraction, the choreographed movements of the conductors arms and baton, the concert and solo violinists, the pianist, the somber notes of the oboe and bassoon. Walking into a room decorated with his paintings, I am walking into great music made visual, a truly wonderful numinous experience.
Alexus own words:
“In painting I seek a new dimension of expression to connect to the soul without distraction of figurative and geometric forms. I am asking the viewer not to understand, but to feel, and to be open to receiving the spiritual energy of my work. The majority of my work is inspired by music – music that moves me. If I am successful in capturing the soul of a musical composition in colours, it is then possible to surround one’s self with the energies of that music.” — Alexus