Thursday, 16 January 2020

THE HUMAN GLITCH II


Untitled Glitch Drawing, Pen & Ink on Watercolour Postcard, A5, Jan 2020


Tuesday, 7 January 2020

'A'...'OK'



I was designing my own font last year ( not yet seen on this blog ), and inevitably ended up using the 'A' and 'K' in my 2019 logo designs ( notably the 'A' with way-finding chevrons that you may have seen on my posts ). Since then, I've decided to have another go, so I'm experimenting with new versions of the logo and abstractified configurations of the font.

I love the beauty and elegance of various non-European alphabets, and ultimately want to invent my own.   



Below: Combining 'abstract alphabet' vector shapes, with a real-world paint stroke
( 2020 ).






Monday, 6 January 2020

'WAYS OF SEEING'

I'll be posting an abstract photo diary review of 2019 later in the week, but if you want to see studio pix as well as the day-to-day wanderings of an abstractionist, you can always follow me on Instagram. Click below.


Thursday, 2 January 2020

2 0 2 0

ANTICIPATING THE PAST,
NOSTALGIC ABOUT THE FUTURE

Welcome to my blog - I've been expecting you. Hope to see more of you in the coming months.
- Alexi



Above: Front cover for VAROUFAKIS ( prog rock band ), Jan 2020

All artwork and photography in this blog is by Alexi K, reproduction by permission only. 



Above: VAROUFAKIS ( outtake ), Jan 2020

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

110K

Art is all about balance: It teaches you how to think.

And then you look at the 'Art World', and that teaches you how not to think.

Anyway, thanks for the 110,000 page views, I really appreciate it! x


Above: Part of my mural for BPN Architects, summer 2016.

Monday, 10 June 2019

MOXY DOWNTOWN: ON THE UP

Very pleased that the super-funky designer hotel MOXY DOWNTOWN NYC - which features a series of my digital mosaic tiles in the lobby - has been nominated for the Condé Nast Reader's Choice Award. No doubt part of its amazing success is the contribution of interior designer Kim Edwards who infused the hotel with her playful, eclectic, and energetic sense of aesthetics. Well done, Kim!


Below: Datastream Arabesque #8 ( detail with texture )




About the Datastream Arabesques: Each composition is made of fragments of other compositions that were broken up, partially deleted and then recomposed. In other words, it was a digital version of smashing up a load of ceramics in order to create a mosaic from the fragments. The artwork evolved naturally into a series of Futuroid Arabic motifs, which I'm still experimenting with, but haven't released yet.

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Friday, 10 May 2019

Thursday, 9 May 2019

HELLENIC RUINS

Artist's Photographs from September 2018, Paros, Cyclades Islands, Greece



If there's one thing the Greeks are good at, its starting a building and then abandoning it before completion. The example you see here is a particularly striking one, in that it presides over the main coastal road to Paros Kite, the well-known resort populated by kite-surfers during the summer months. The location, size, and assortment of storeys and basements suggests that it was supposed to be a medium-sized tourist hotel, presumably with the intention of capitalising on the influx of surfers from all over the world. I've been going to Paros since the early two-thousands, and it has always been there, ominously occupying a fork in the road like something out of a Stephen King novel. 

To a geometric abstract artist, this kind of structure, with its stark right-angles, exposed staircases and empty voids open to the sky, presents dozens of possibilities for great compositions. It also proves that skilled abstract artists, such as the unknown manual labourers that erected this skeletal structure, exist in all walks of life.


Above: A distinct Rene Magritte atmosphere evoked by the bare structure and blue sky.
Below: A selection of interior shots.







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The experimental piece below was actually inspired by the way in which my iPhone previews the group of photographs in the photo folder.