ALEX LEOPOLD

The Disco Elephant mixed media on wood 36 x 60 inches ALE 032G

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The Future Is Now. That title is a lot to live up to if you make art. Visual art, writing, theatre, architecture, dance, even sport. All of these grow and gain momentum, accolades and adoration, if they are of good quality, forward thinking, and aided by hard work and luck. In today’s fast paced, tech marveled world, we are always on to the next big thing or idea. It’s very difficult to stay ahead, to be a part of the future in modern art.

As daunting as the show’s title suggests, I have attempted to make my work a part of that momentum. The contemporary aspects of my work, are rooted in the use of bright, vibrant, saturated, colors, and slick, clean textures. I have always felt compelled by the contemporary and modern.

At the same time, I’m attempting to deconstruct the “future” in my work, by touching on simple themes, like my love of nature and my simultaneous, adoration of a simpler past. My hope is that this collection brings the two world’s together. Past and present, the two  components necessary when creating the future.

These pieces are constructed on wood panel. Acrylic, latex, spray paint, ink, vintage paper, found objects, metal, textiles, pencil & ink drawings, resin, and more.

Ten years ago I stopped making music, and I picked up a paint brush. I was collecting a lot of art, and had begun painting for fun in my historic loft home in Atlanta. My friend and building manager at the time, saw the pieces, and invited me to show at an art crawl. So….I did.

And from there, I kept going, making art for shows, art fairs, galleries, and just for me. The last couple of years have been a little blurry. I got a little stuck, and making art was not as interesting or as much fun as it used to be. My creative output slowed down. Then, things changed a few months ago. I started exploring again, taking my time, and dipping my toes back in the water. I started working again.

I currently live in Nashville TN, and work out of my home studio. I am  proud to be a part of this current show and gallery, and consider myself very lucky to be showing with these talented artists in this beautiful setting. Thank you for coming to the show.

Painter, collage artist, antique store pillager, rock n’ roll music collector, admirer of anything rusted out, art lover, supporter of all things creative.

For availability and inquiries, please call 404 408 4248 or e-mail info@kailinart.com