DORLAND: A SERIES
In my work I anthropomorphize animals, placing them in vulnerable, human-like positions, in order to encourage a connection between viewer and subjects. Through suspending the animal in moments of tension, I encourage feelings of discomfort, apathy, aggression, or fear within the viewer. Inviting them to question the level of understanding possessed by animals as well as their potential role in our lives. As our society progresses so does our relationship with animals. Due to industrialization, our connections with other species have diminished. My interest lies in the roles played by animals that are increasingly overlooked and mistreated. This body of work encourages a reconnection between people and animals, fostering a sense of social responsibility.
Alexander Landerman is a visual artist examining the relationships between humans and animals. Utilizing charcoal, ink and letterpress, his work explores the diminishing connection between society and nature. Landerman completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2-Dimensional Art at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, where he also minored in art history. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. He is currently furthering his material education working towards his Master of Fine Art in Printmaking at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.