Wednesday, 15 August 2018

WELCOME - Здравствуйте - Bienvenue - こんにちは - Wilkommen - 你好 - Χαίρετε

My name is Alexi K. I am a contemporary artist, based in Birmingham, in the UK. My art is all about abstracting the everyday and speculating the future: architecture, people, diagrams, data, and bright colours. I'm inspired by Cubism, Futurism, Bauhaus and Constructivism. I love straight lines. Enjoy!


Below: The Alexi K SUPERHIGHWAY CHAIR, courtesy of Valley Forge Fabrics.



''ABSTRACTING THE EVERYDAY''

Thursday, 9 August 2018

100,000 PAGEVIEWS!

Found out today that my blog has just passed the 100K milestone. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by, I really appreciate it.
-Alexi

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

THOUSAND YARD STAIRWELL

While working to promote the Custard Factory Open Studios recently, I experimented on various background designs for the event's own blog wallpaper ( mobile phone viewers are advised to scroll all the way down to the bottom of any of my blogs and click 'view web version' to see the fully-realised designs ). I have a stock of photos from around the Custard Factory buildings, and used simple repetition ( no actual filters ) to create some eerily surreal images.







Sunday, 22 July 2018

COME AND SEE US AT CUSTARD FACTORY OPEN STUDIOS 2018!

My Custard Factory colleagues and I at #422custardfactory are opening our studios to the public on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th August. This will be a great chance for the public to see what's behind the artist's door, and for budding artists or recent graduates to sample studio life. Drop in!


We have a new blog with all the info, click here for details.



Tuesday, 3 July 2018

'CONCRETE TRILOGY' DEBUTS IN 'BEST OF BIRMINGHAM' 2018

Timed to coincide with Birmingham's inaugural Design Festival 2018, and the opening of furniture manufacturer Allermuir's design show-house in the Jewellery Quarter, the 'Best of Birmingham' show was hosted by the Birmingham Architectural Association, and curated by Mark Kelly and the team at Gensler's Birmingham office.



Featuring myself plus other artists from the Midlands, the exhibition was held during an uncharacteristically hot June ( by UK standards ). 


CONCRETE TRILOGY in the bar of the rooftop event space, below.



The final part of the CONCRETE TRILOGY ( below ) , may still be a work-in-progress, and subject to alteration once the exhibition is taken down.


My artwork was featured in the beautiful rooftop bar in the Allermuir Building in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. Opening Night, below...


...and then two weeks later on presentation night, which happened to be on the evening of the Summer Solstice, the weather was still uncharacteristically Mediterranean...

Below: 9pm June 21st, Birmingham Skyline, taken from the roof of the Allermuir Building.






Wednesday, 27 June 2018

SOCIAL MEDIA ART FOR DIGBETH'S CHANNEL 4 BID

I've been experimenting over the months with repeating geometric patterns based on the visual style that's developed from my painting. You may also be aware that I love straight lines, so it was a rather odd challenge to have a go at creating a floral wallpaper from vectors, as part of my experiments over the last few months. Curves are not exactly common in my work, but in this instance, it seemed like a fun thing to do. It's always good to challenge expectations.

I was not intending to go public with this design yet, as I was still playing around with it, but I received a message from the Custard Factory PR team to say that they were attempting to persuade major UK broadcaster Channel 4 to move their headquarters here, and would everyone send out messages on social media to help underscore the idea that Digbeth would be a good fit?

I had a quick look through my files, chose the wallpaper design, then set about making a vector Channel 4 logo, to use in art.  Considering that it only took a morning ( as many of the ingredients were already constructed ), I'm very pleased with the results.


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

DATASTREAM ARABESQUE #01

Digital design inspired by Islamic art, currently featured in the Best of Birmingham, in the Jewellery Quarter.


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

NEW PAINTING

As Yet Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 50cm x 50cm, June 2018.

( Photo taken at midday. )


Same painting, different angle ( photo taken at sunset. )



Wednesday, 6 June 2018

NEW ART SOON

But in the meantime, if you want to keep up with the small, day-to-day stuff, follow me on Instagram at Alexi_K_Artist!


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

VECTORS: ARTWORK RECONFIGURED

INSTAGRAM PROMO SAMPLERS START THIS WEEK!



Above: Sample of digital art based on my 'Brazil Mood Painting' ( 2011 ).

I've started an Instagram poster series, highlighting my abstract art. Over time, my paintings developed their own geometric language and style. It's proved very popular, especially with architecture and design companies in the US, so that's why I'm translating many of my compositions into a purely digital form, allowing them to be produced seamlessly, at a large scale, in different configurations on a variety of materials. 


( Scroll down for the link. ) 

Below: Sample of digital art based on my 'Stealth' painting ( 2015 ).




Below: Sample of digital art based on my 'Athini' painting ( 2011 ).



Click here for my Instagram page!