ArtHouse Jersey gave photographic artist, Alexander Mourant, a grant to further fund his solo exhibition, Aomori, held at the Old Truman Brewery in London.
Aomori, meaning "blue forest" in Japanese, is a synthesis of two existential ideas: the forest and the nature of blue. Mourant's exhibiton brings the two together to create a place of high intensity: a place which questions our relationship to time, colour and ourselves. In regards to ArtHouse Jersey's support, Mourant says, "The grant enabled me to create high quality content in the form of printed invitations, postcards and large scale photographic works. This strong visual identity helped enagage a wide range of critics and artists. This has strengthened the discourse of my practice in the public space. Through the exhibiton, I have gained international press, support and secured gallery representation."
Alexander Mourant is a photgraphic artist born in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1994. He studied BA (Hons) Photography at Falmouth University. His work has been featured extensively online with British Journal of Photography, AINT-BAD, Splash and Grab, Nowness and Photoworks. Alexander has also exhibited a variety of work, most notably with CCA Galleries, Mall Galleries and the Royal Geographical Society. He was a recent finalist for the South West Graduate Photography Prize and the winner of a FR Award 2017 for his graduate series, Aurelian. He is a recipient of grants from ArtHouse Jersey and Arts Council England. Alexander is currently working on personal projects and will commence studies at the Royal College of Art, September 2018.