Artist Alec Huxley puts cinema in canvas form to devastating effect
- Rebecca Fulleylove
- 10 April 2012
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.
About the Author
Rebecca Fulleylove is a freelance writer and editor specialising in art, design and culture. She is also senior writer at Creative Review, having previously worked at Elephant, Google Arts & Culture, and It’s Nice That.