Alexander Hayden's work grows from a fascination with questioning human perception and how emotion can influence experience and behavior. Born in Texas in 1993, Hayden moved to New York in 2017 to pursue involvement in the thriving environment of figurative art. Hayden is self taught, preferring to approach education independently through books & the internet. His works in charcoal and oil use the figure to analyze the difficulties of managing human experience and the ambiguous and often contradictory thoughts & emotions that come with it. Alexander draws deeply on and directly from the events of his personal life as inspiration for his work.