Alexander Nesbitt’s art making career falls roughly into three segments. The sculptural collage works came first, shortly after his time at Pratt Institute. As his shooting skills progressed Nesbitt found success with years of travel and documentary shooting. These classic single frame images form his largest body of work and are available printed as traditional archival paper prints in limited editions and on other substrates as one of a kind pieces.
Hand coated Metal prints
More recently Nesbitt has returned to hand coating rigid panels, taking control of the photo surface again but this time with the single frames. This new work exhibits a pronounced hand made technique on an aluminum panel in his ‘hand coated metal print’ series. It’s a fairly unusual process in which Nesbitt paints a special coating on an aluminum plate. He has even build a flatbed modified printer to run these rigid panels through. For sales and more examples head here
The Sculptural Photo Pieces
The three dimensional sculptural panel photographic works are comprised of a series of images shot at varying angles such that they might form a composite image. The printed images are epoxy coated and adhered to rigid panels. These are bolted together with the individual images angled from one another in a series of fragmented planes, creating a piece which arcs toward the viewer and stands proud of the wall. More can be seen here.
Entroy 2 being assembled in the workshop, note the scaled down mockup
Below is a 6 x 9 foot piece on epoxy coated panels. This was first exhibited in a solo show at the Newport Art Museum Ilgenfritz gallery in 2003 and is now available at the studio / Blink Gallery The image depicts a mysterious view of the largely unknown “Redoubt” at Fort Adams in Newport.