Alfie Caine (b.1996) is a British artist who lives and works in Rye, East Sussex. Caine creates architectural dreamscapes in his intricately constructed paintings, merging domestic scenes with striking natural landscapes to form environments that are idealised, yet always tinged with familiarity. His scenes are inviting and revel in the small moments of pleasure we take in daily life, lighting a candle, or admiring freshly picked flowers. Yet their surrounding imaginary, almost fantastical, interiors and landscape exude a surreality that draws us beyond daily life and into the otherworldly realm of dreams.
Caine’s background in architecture is evident in the attention to detail paid to every aspect of his work and his mastery of draftsmanship. The former Cambridge architecture student has been featured in gallery exhibitions internationally, including his inaugural solo exhibition What Lies Beyond, Union Gallery, London, UK (2021); High Humanity, Jack Siebert Projects, Paris, France (2022); and Moments of Calm, JARILAGER Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (2022).
The former Cambridge architecture student graduated in 2018. He received multiple prizes for his work including the Purcell Prize for exceptional drawing and representational ability and the Schuldham Plate; his college’s highest academic accolade.
2015-2018 – University of Cambridge, BA (Hons) Architecture.
2023 - Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon Charity Auction
2022 - Moments of Calm, JARILAGER Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
2022 - High Humanity, Jack Siebert Projects, Paris, France (group)
2022 - Kiaf SEOUL Art Fair, Galerie Thomas Schulte X JARILAGER Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2022 - What Now?, PM/AM Gallery, London, UK (group)
2021 - What Lies Beyond, UNION Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2021 - Eye of the Collector Art Fair, Two Temple Place, London, UK
2021 - Margins, Curated by Matthew Burrows MBE, Rye Creative Centre, Rye, UK (group)
Fresh Perspectives, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London, UK
Prizes and Awards
Schuldham Plate, Gonville and Caius College.
Purcell Prize for exceptional drawing and representational ability.
Senior Scholarship, Gonville and Caius College.
Winifred Georgina Holgate Pollard Memorial Prize for outstanding performance in the Architecture Tripos.
Emma Sclater Prize for Architecture.
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