Artist

Alexandria Coe

Alexandria Coe is a London based artist who studied at Chelsea College of Art before completing her masters at Central Saint Martins. Adopting skills from her studies in textile design and illustration, she now focuses on a simplified drawing practise as a root to connecting with an authentic relationship with the body.

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Alex's Style

The main subject of her work is the female nude. She focuses upon the simplification of the human form, exploring the depth of expression that is possible with minimalist mark-making. Her style is adapted to convey a neutral view of the female form via drawing. Always working in series, she creates collections of drawings that interact with each other to stimulate a feeling of sensuality and sexuality; exploring the subtle differences between what it is to be nude and to be naked. Her method is impulsive and innate, a type of automatic drawing. 

 

Her own understanding of the female form guides her hand to create powerful and evocative forms that are at once abstract in their simplicity, yet instantly recognisable to the viewer. Experience, mind and hand are all connected in Alexandria's approach to mark making, and she is highly skilled in her ability to build montages which are playful whilst also, at times, provocative.

 

These works, produced exclusively for Partnership Editions, are all original one-off artworks on paper. If you'd like to discuss a bespoke commission by Alexandria, get in touch.

"I am always fascinated by the symbolism found within the naked form, the varying interpretations that can divide viewers. I find drawing in its rawest form, with the simplest colour palette, is the best way connect back to an authentic view of female form. In the complexities of modern life it is essential to find a style that can engage, without over complication." - Alexandria Coe

Drop 4 - High Summer 2021

"I love playing with dualities. I love the idea of a power pose contrasted within a small space. the delicacy of a line and then then a block of colour. For me our relationships with our bodies are also so tangled with our inner experience, I love the half finsihed element of these works, as for me no image of a woman should ever be " perfect" - and "fixed" but rather fluid and ever changing" - Alexandria Coe, Monotone Nudes

  • Monotone Nude 1
    Monotone Nude 1 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Monotone Nude 2 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Monotone Nude 3 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Monotone Nude 4 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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Drop 3 - Summer 2021

"I found so much stillness from these initial drawings, it has been something I'd been searching for. I like the slight vulnerability of each pose, but something very strong and determined in the way she faces you. The blue came in a spoatneous moment- it's always the first colour I am drawn to. It's calm and alive at the same time." - Alexandria Coe, Francois In Blue

  • Francois Resting 1
    Francois resting 1 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Francois Resting 2
    Francois resting 2 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Francois Resting 3
    Francois resting 3 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Francois Resting 4
    Francosis resting 4 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Francois Resting 5
    Francosis resting 5 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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Drop 2 - Spring 2021

"This collection, started a series of self portraits on what feels lie the last days of winter. They signified my emotional headspace as well as a feeling on confinement. However the frantic brush movements and the speed to which each is painted represents that need for pace and those sudden bursts of creativity, as if spring trying to burst through winter." - Alexandria Coe, Night Nudes

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    Night nudes 1 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Night nudes 3
    Night nudes 2 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Night nudes 4
    Night nudes 3 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Night nudes 2
    Night nudes 5 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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    Night nudes 4 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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Drop 1 - New Year 2021

"This collection was created on a residency in the sun. The whole experience for me was about finding a space to rest, creating a new home within a new place. That idea of home being a place we come back to ourselves. These images are of two friends from the same residency, basking in the sun. I asked them to simply be comfortable within a “ resting position” under the blue sky." - Alexandria Coe, Resting Nudes In Blue

Drop 5 - Winter 2020

"This collection was for me about creating images that show deep reflection. Healing time. I wanted the nudes to be in comfortable position as they sit in the dark background and shine as the only light on the page." - Alexandria Coe, Nudes in the dark

Drop 4 - Autumn 2020

"Green, seemed a thorough neutral colour. A positive contention to nature, environmental politics, growth and wide open fields. Though is also the colour of envy and deep reflection. These nudes in green, continuing my growing interest within the inner and outer conflicts of womanhood today. 

For how I was feeling the green represented growth as well as a need to grow out of a dark space. Each nude was created spontaneously with the purest of green, and wide brushstrokes full of movement. Like growth, these green nudes symbolise something unfinished and ever evolving." - Alexandria Coe, Green Nudes

  • Green Nude 1
    Green Nude 1 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Crystal 2
    Crystal 2 | Alexandria Coe | Acrylic on Cartridge Paper | Partnership Editions
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    Crystal 1 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Green Nude 5 Sold
    Green Nude 5 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Green Nude 4
    Green Nude 4 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Green Nude 3 Sold
    Green Nude 3 | Alexandria Coe | Acrylic on Paper | Partnership Editions
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    Green Nude 6 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork
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Drop 3 - High Summer 2020

“I drew these mid lock down, I had a model on zoom, and zero paper to hand. Though the result on the tracing I love, there is an immediacy and a haste the drawings I love. As each drawing is unique to that moment and time for me each tells a story of its own. Every time I sit to draw, especially with a model, it becomes a mirror unto my current emotions, and mood. Here for me there is urgency, that constricts against the confinement of lockdown. For me no drawing can be replicated and so I really wanted to keep these as they were on the tracing paper, with all the rips and imperfections. This I feel really captures the essence of a model, the essence of being, and embodiment of womanhood." - Alexandria Coe, Imperfect Figures

Drop 2 - Spring / Summer 2020

"In my latest series "Uncomfortable Positions", I wanted to work with some idea of being enclosed and boxed in. Here, I've been inspired by Francoise, who is in fact a contortionist, holding some deeply complex position, with some grace.

There is a reflection here upon solitary isolation: reflecting whilst also keeping up an appearance. The coloured nudes were drawn on a dull day day in the beginning of lockdown. The colours were used to make me smile, and yet the figures trapped within the box of the page." - Alexandria Coe

Drop 1 - Spring 2020

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    Desire | Alexa Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Infatuation Sold
    Infatuation | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Lovers on paper Sold
    Lovers on paper | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Lovers on paper 2 Sold
    Lovers on paper 2 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Lovers on paper 3 Sold
    Lovers on Paper 3 | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Obsession
    Obsession | Alexandria Coe | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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