Alexander Krenz was born in Cape Town in 1972 to Renata and Andre Krenz, son of artist Alfred Krenz (1899 - 1980). Born into this creative family and heavily influenced by his grandfather's artistic expression, Alex started to experiment with his own form of abstract expression in 2000. For 5 years Alex focused on creating aesthetic beauty through his art, and by 2005 became one of South Africa's top selling contemporary artists.
His individual artworks in oil continue to be a representation of, and process of, letting go and allowing for the flow of life and emergence of what is meant to be. His current work with And Alexander is somewhat different, using acrylics and mixed media. This is an exploration of a new and fresh way of representing Africa, the artist's soul home, in art. It is a move away from the traditional way of representing African forms into an expression of freer forms and looser styles - allowing the paintings to take on a life of their own through the process of allowing, and collaboration on canvas.