Untitled Glitch Drawing, Pen & Ink on Watercolour Postcard, A5, Jan 2020
Thursday, 9 January 2020
Tuesday, 7 January 2020
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
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Thursday, 2 January 2020
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.
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.
Monday, 16 September 2019
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Monday, 10 June 2019
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!
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.
Below: Datastream Arabesque #8 ( detail with texture )
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Friday, 10 May 2019
Thursday, 9 May 2019
Artist's Photographs from September 2018, Paros, Cyclades Islands, Greece
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.
The experimental piece below was actually inspired by the way in which my iPhone previews the group of photographs in the photo folder.