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Australian artist, Alex Platt, was born in Bathurst NSW, but currently resides and works in Cairns Far North Queensland.rnUsing stretched canvas and layers of diluted acrylic, Alex Platt's work achieves a unique marriage between fine line detail and expressive textural backgrounds. Bare canvas peeks through the watered acrylic; details are subtly highlighted with fine black outlines, each calling forward the beauty of eyes and mouths, bottles and light bulbs, water drops or pigeons.rnPlatt's paintings often feature studies on the female form, isolation, belonging and visions of nature against the cityscape. It is through these images that she speaks of how our lives and life stories intermingle to create a tapestry of shared experience. It is an inherent understanding of the beauty in minutia that makes Alex Platt's work both absolutely arresting and incredibly beautiful.rnrn"Platt's paintings... often deal with hallucinatory visions of the female form and have been compared to a feminine kind of surrealism." - Paul Donoughue, Sunday Mailrnrn- Platt's first major solo exhibition "What Gathers In The Corners" will be held this year at the Cairns Regional Gallery, 19th October- 17th November 2013rn- Platt has been exhibiting for the past 13 years and is the recipient of the Heather Blair Memorial Prize, a prize awarded for her outstanding work as an emerging artist in far north Queensland.rn- In 2011, Platt was selected to participate in Cairns Emerging Contemporaries, an exhibition curated to celebrate and foster local talent.rn- In 2011, Platt's work 'Loitering' was selected for AvantCard distribution and 30,000 cards have since been circulated Australia wide.rn- Alex Platt was also the 2008 winner of the Bedford (WA)Art Prize for Best Local Artist.rnrnFor a sneak peak at the artist at work follow the link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcrQbYsln6w