Recalling a spectrum of female archetypes, Alexandria Coe’s charcoal lines draw out the nude form as emotion, embodied. Looking not only at womanhood but also at drawing as a sensual act in itself, Coe’s figures are expressed in a constant state of un-definition. In this series we find moments in the background emblazoned with gold leaf, while other pieces layer multiple gestures upon one another in a rush of energy — an arc of arse, a curl of toe, a ribbon of clitoris — deftly collapsing space into one transparent, charged field.
Alexandria Coe, b. 1990, Colchester, Essex, studied textile design and fashion illustration before pursuing an MFA at Central Saint Martins. She has sold work to Liberty London, created ceramics for Kana London, and runs life drawing workshops. Coe lives and works in London.
12.5 x 17.5 framed