“This is part of new series of paintings mixing my ill-suited space adventurers with inspiration from recent work in 3D; straying from detailed urban architecture, injecting color into the void. Spending so much time with software, the default grid space begins to inspire like a blank canvas. Out of the blackness, a pink Vaporwave grid, the sandbox for staging neon nightmares.
‘We Were Promised All The Creature Comforts’ features the kid explorer and an apocalyptic scene inspired by the atomic tourism of 1940’s and 50’s Las Vegas.
Embellishments include a vintage blast photographer, skeleton golfer, pink bomb, George Jetson, and a bloody silver ‘Hills Have Eyes’ axe.”
Alec Huxley's work is representational, anchored by haunting cityscapes definitively of the American West Coast and the ghostly remnants of it's historic migration. Cinematic-like scenes serve as historical records of place, time and architectural style as well as the settings for surreal narratives. Well dressed figures in space helmets drift among Victorian buildings or rendezvous with wild animals in the empty streets of San Francisco. Other work references classical portraiture and still-life, with surreal combinations of nude astronauts perched atop solitary beasts, memento mori and anthropomorphic primates.
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