Alex grew up in rural North Eastern Wisconsin for the majority of his adolescent life but eventually moved to Madison Wisconsin to pursue his BFA within the state University system. Having graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison succesfully he decided to head out yet again, this time westward, in the hopes of personal challenge and growth. Los Angeles is known for being a crucible of a great many things and so it is in this city still that Alex resides and creates his artwork.
Artist Statement :
“I hope that my art can change a life in its viewing in the way a story can change a life by hearing. With the intent to help transport the viewer to the unconscious realm with imagery that is both visually and conceptually engaging. My style alternates between surrealism, representation, expressionistic, and graphic in nature, creating a vary stylistic and distinct visual approach. Much of the content of my work is random in its inception and finds meaning in the act of creation. Sometimes the ideas may appear sensible only in connection to my life experiences but their manifestation is delivered in such a way as to be universal, allowing the viewer to relate as well. These experiences are vignettes of my life which show moments of both great triumph and great defeat which all of humanity can relate to. It is within this relation to the viewer that the artwork can begin to take on a new and unique meaning and create a meaningful discourse.”