There is a deep and rich way in which we can evaluate and reflect life through art,” Alexander Okenyo says. “The things I paint are simple things. Love and hate, pain and joy. Pictures with people and pictures without people. Intrinsically complicated but not as themes. As themes they are the universal basics.
Okenyo trained in Painting at the Gateway Institute, Queensland, and Printmaking at the North Adelaide School of Art, South Australia. Okenyo now lives and practices in Tasmania. Okenyo’s works are held in private and public collections across Australia. He held his first solo exhibition, Do we know what we are doing?, at Bett Gallery, Hobart, at the beginning of 2017. Previously he had exhibited with the likes of Philip Wolfhagen and Imants Tillers in the Poets and Painters exhibition