Middernacht & Alexander


5-10 December, Miami FL
Booth G/22 - Atelier Ecru Gallery

24 Nov-7 Jan, Brussels
Curated by Stephanie Frederickx

How I Got Over (Overview)
2020-2023 Selection
  1. Cloud Stone
  2. Ruby Blush
  3. Fossil Sage
  4. Blonde Fern
  5. Ebony Ice
  6. Romance
  7. Boon Sky
  8. Cinnamon Cloud
  9. Coral Moon
  10. Planet Orchid
  11. Toxic Moss
  12. Bloody Lapis
  13. Mauve Punch
  14. Navy Raisin

Other  (Overview)
2016-2023 Selection
  1. Vulnerable Dimensions
  2. Installations
  3. Am I Ready Now
  4. Perfect, Nearly There
  5. Like Today, But More Like Forever
  6. Perfect
  7. Have A Nice Day
  8. Least said, soonest mended
  9. All that is gold, does not glitter 


We live our lives made up of a great quantity of isolated instants. So as to be lost at the heart of a multitude of things.


How I got over

The duo Midnight & Alexander use decommissioned underground diesel tanks as the basis for their unique functional artworks, which are part of an ongoing series titled 'How I Got Over.' In Belgium, it's customary for every home to be powered by burning the diesel stored in these tanks. However, due to ongoing environmental efforts, these tanks are gradually being phased out. Midnight & Alexander eagerly repurpose these discarded tanks and incorporate the iron from them into their works.
These tanks are often several decades old, having been buried underground for many years. As a result, their exteriors are marked by corrosion, which imparts a unique patina, contributing to the distinctive character of the artworks. In addition to the uniqueness of the raw material, each piece is finished with a distinct combination of epoxy and pigments, resulting in breathtaking colors and individuality. Since there's no record of which pigments are used, or their quantities, during the production process, each artwork is inherently one-of-a-kind.