Having immigrated to America from the former Soviet Union at an early age my work examines ideas of home, culture and the notions that distinguish personal histories from grand narratives. Relying on a wide array of approaches and aesthetic strategies my work swings freely from drawings of invented maps, large mixed media works based on historical photographs from Soviet Russia, to lyrical paintings that incorporate the traditional symbols of my youth with a personally invented vocabulary of images. By layering and overlapping such a broad range of references my work examines what it means to be both Russian and American while putting in to question our normative ideas of national identity.
Alex Yudzon was born in Moscow in 1977 and immigrated to the United States at the age of 8. After graduating from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, Yudzon moved to New York to work as a visual artist. Since then, Yudzon has developed a complex and broad ranging body of work that speaks to his early experiences of displacement while raising questions about our notions of home, identity and change. Over the past decade Yudzon has exhibited works extensively both nationally and internationally. Alex Yudzon lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Alex Yudzon joined the Artnauts in 2014.