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!

Tuesday, 10 April 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.






Thursday, 1 February 2018

...THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY

A Facebook blast from the past - 



It's great when I get requests from students in the UK and around the world, who want to interview me regarding my POLYGRAPH NUDES drawings. Some of them have even done really cool versions of their own in this style. At some point, I'll compile them into a blog article.

There are other people in the internet - seemingly professional artists - who are also intent on heavily imitating this style... to varying degrees of success.

This style has taken on a life of its own since I originally drew them in 2011 / 2012. A portfolio of the nudes made its wider internet debut in 2013 in Robert Kothe's great but short-lived art magazine The Corner, and then in a gallery debut in the West Midlands Open in 2014. The following year, they appeared in NORA Apartments, Orlando, and continue to generate interest wherever they go.

I'll be embarking on a new chapter in this style, later in 2018, and you'll see them here on this blog.

HIDDEN MESSAGES

Experimental Digital Composition, 01 / 02 / 2018


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

NEW WORK IN PROGRESS

PROGRESSIONS

Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 60cm x 60cm.

Below: Extreme Close-Up,taken today [ 23rd Jan 2018 ].



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Below: Close Up, angle shot Dec 29 2017


Below: Jan 3rd 2018


Below: Jan 4th 2018


Below: Jan 23rd 2018




Tuesday, 9 January 2018

2017 ANNUAL REPORT / 4th QUARTER / FINAL REVIEW

October 2017: Visited New York for a working holiday. Meetings and inspirations!

New York City, as seen from Jersey City:


At Stonehill Taylor Architects ( Oct 24th ):


At Gensler NYC ( Oct 26th ):



The incandescent fall colours of the Adirondack Mountains, upstate New York:



Empire State Building, shrouded in low cloud ( a certain Gershwin song springs to mind ):


People watching: