Artist Alec Huxley puts cinema in canvas form to devastating effect

Date
10 April 2012
Reading Time
1 minute read

If every-day life is lacking drama for you – and let’s face it Tuesday probably is the most boring day of the week, even if The Hairy Bikers are on TV tonight – then inject some cinematic edge with these moody paintings by American artist Alec Huxley. Like screenshots or retro film posters, there’s a real sense of tension and darkness through the narratives created within each piece. Successfully applying filmic devices to his work, Huxley manages to blend the qualities of film into the static canvas through his use of shading, limited colour palettes, and layering of translucent figures in the foreground as though one scene’s blurring into the next in the surreal world he’s created.

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Alec Huxley: 26 dollars in my hand, 2011

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Alec Huxley: The F.B.I. they ain’t on your side, 2011

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Alec Huxley: Separator, 2011

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Alec Huxley: Star six nine, 2011

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Alec Huxley: Who knows where the time goes, 2011

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Alec Huxley: Just quit saying no to me, 2011

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Alec Huxley: The great escape, 2011

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Alec Huxley: Before you’ve had too much, 2011

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Alec Huxley: You’ll be the first to know, 2011

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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