`Lolita´ series arose from Alexander’s fascination for
a fashion culture in Japan which is currently spreading around the
In this fashion culture the Lolita´s manifest themselves as
pretty looking girls in Victorian-like dresses.
series, as well as the Conception series, are influenced by the
Ukiyo-e, but with this serie more focussed on the Ukiyo-e of the
courtesan ; beautiful Japanese Ladies dressed in even more beautiful
kimono´s. Next to the influence of the Ukiyo-e is the Zenga,
a specific kind of art that is made within the traditions of Zenbuddhism.
The Lolita´s that are represented by Alexander are young teenagers
from the present time dressed in highly refined dresses which are
painted in great detail, standing within a dazzling emptyness of
space where they seem to float or hang in mid air. Only the last
2 years he started to experiment with a more abstract background.
Trying to find a story within his work.
lolita´s represent innocence, defying the viewer with the
strength of their youth, youth in our times is almost exclusively
confronted with an empty sort of ambition within the economic system
in which they are supposed to find a place for their future. Their
imagination about life and how to express and experience it (may)
exist only in their spare time which is already becoming less, virtually
their entire education is set to prepare and to have a secure future.
the Lolita´s Alexander refers to our vital lifeforce in which
there is still room to create a kind of gentle fantasy world where
everything is possible, there, all the attention can still go to
the refinement of that which surrounds and fascinates us.
The strength of the Lolita´s is the power of their innocence
, the power to choose what is alive in ones heart.
The times are especially difficult for young people,it requires
great strength to choose an idealistic path which in their circumstances
can be seen as uncertain or misplaced because the choice reveals
their own fantasy world rather than a world which has been created