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Alex Giles | Eye-Catching, Technical Work


About Alex Giles

Alex Giles is an artist who lives and works in Manchester, the place he moved after ending artwork faculty in Derby. After commencement, Alex felt left with no plan, so he ended up in a number of dead-end jobs as a handyman on a locust farm. Ultimately, his sensible expertise received him a job as a carpenter on a low-budget impartial movie. That was the beginning of a gratifying, rewarding profession. He at all times wished to create eye-catching, dynamic, technical work. However freelance within the movie trade solely gave him too little time to get stuff completed independently. So the lockdown performed an important function. In the summertime of 2020, when the world slowly re-opened, Giles needed to determine whether or not to proceed along with his portray or return to manufacturing work. He saved going, regardless of being fairly broke.

Work and Profession

As we speak Alex delivers works stuffed with harmless and optimistic sentiments.
He discovered a option to talk these emotions by enjoying with recollections of the tactile, energetic shapes and colours of his childhood. By the years, these recollections shuffled into an prolonged daydream. Alex taught himself to enter a lucid, meditative state and began to extract usable reference factors. His admiration for artists resembling Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley, and Michael Craig-Martin profoundly influenced his want to color with excessive accuracy and technical expertise.

At a look, Alex’s work could appear flat, virtually printed, however on a more in-depth examination, there are ample layers to dive inside.
His artwork appears virtually digital at first look, and that is, to Alex, very intentional. To him, certainly, it’s all concerning the approach. He designs his items digitally after which works backward, like a puzzle-solving.
His curiosity in artwork resides in his childhood when he would spend hours in his dad’s shed dismantling issues, mixing chemical substances, and enjoying with hearth; artwork appeared like a legitimized manner of doing this as an grownup.
To Alex, pictures emerge from daydreams, a novel option to dive deep into little visible journeys. He enters a trans and sometimes has to commit his reminiscence to the concepts that come up earlier than falling asleep.
Alex enjoys going to the flicks exterior of artwork and would nonetheless prefer to make a movie at some point.


Present Exhibition in Mallorca

Alex is at the moment exhibiting on the Galerie Marimòn in Palma de Mallorca till March 1st, along with his solo present Proactivism.


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