Alexs art work is incredible. Its usually brightly colored, full of boils, squiggly lines, and little happy reoccurring characters that are always having an adventure within his own world. He works harder than anyone I’ve ever met, to constantly create something new in his own witty and vibrant style. His dedication to his work always shines through and is constantly evolving into something new. One of the things I love most about Alexs work is the way that he presents it. Alex goes above an beyond to always try and make an event that represents him, as memorable as possible for both novice observers and serious critics.
He’s thrown fake birthday parties equipped with balloons and pizza and a raffle drawings for prints. He even used to host weekly movie nights where he would paint something and give away prints of it, to coincide with the movie he chose to play that night.
He keeps his work fun, personal, sometimes random, and always beautiful with its own unique style. It very much reflects who he is as a person, in that way.
For this art show called “Tu’mor or not Tu’mor”, Alex started with the idea of embracing the fact that people tend to compare the weird lumpy monsters he creates, to tumors. He dressed up like talk show host Maury Povitch, covered his body in cancerous looking lumps, and curated his show of black sillouettes under the staged name “Tu’maury”. He turned his art show into a game show! People were brought up to guess if the painting they were about to see was a tumor or not, in order to win prizes.
For those who couldn’t make it out to the show, I constructed a video version so you can play at home!
We also made a little b&w zine of his tiny tumor characters that are also displayed in the gallery. I even got to add some characters of my own! The Tumor Town zines were given out to the first 150 people to show up to the shows opening.
I had a fun time helping him with the finishing touches of the show and taking photos through out the process. Some photos of which got shown off through fancy art sharers like Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose!
Genavieve is an awesome makeup artist and was kind enough to spend her Saturday giving Alex his tumor.
This was the night I find out, through Smos beard, that even facial hair can form split ends!