Tuesday, 25 August 2015

'A CONVERSATION WITH ALEXI K' - talking to the BUCKETFEET SHOE COMPANY

Innovative shoe design company Bucketfeet talk to me about how I deal with those times when creativity doesn't come so easily.


Supplemental: Inspiring images from my hometown of Birmingham


Below: Engineering works, Floodgate Street.



Below: Random discarded shoe...how do these people get home?




Below: Drug deal in a local canal tunnel.




Below: Smashed-in car window.




Below: CSI Smurf homicide.




Below: Instant hipster.




Below: Takeout.




Below: At what point did this guy realise he's wandering around the darkened streets in his socks?




Below: Scene from an upcoming zombie movie, filmed on location.





Sunday, 16 August 2015

Saturday, 8 August 2015

GRAPHIC EXPERIMENT 08 / 08 / 2015

Analogue & digital drawing, Aug 2015


Artist's note: The block of flats above is something I drew way back around 2003, and was an element in various artworks for an illustration portfolio I was touting at the time. Having saved all the individual elements ( background textures, buildings, people, objects ) I recycle them from time to time. UK post-war urban architecture is very trendy at the moment ( they keep trying to knock it down, just as people are starting to appreciate it ) so maybe the fact that I have re-used this particular block several times over the years, indicates a kind of lucky prescience on my part? Anyway, having a back-catalogue of drawings available means I can throw together a rough experiment quickly, without the hassle of having to draw something new, scan it, and then tidy it up.

GRATUITOUS ADVERTISEMENT! - ART MENTORING WITH ALEXI

If you happen to be in the UK Midlands, and need art mentoring, or know someone who would like art mentoring, get in touch. I offer one-to-ones across a variety of subjects. Whether it's portraiture, architectural drawing, Marvel Comics, blogging, illustration, abstraction, I'm pretty much into it and have bought the t-shirt! 

My aim is to elevate a person's innate skills to the next level, and the main thing is that it's fun, and that my pupils leave the session with a real vibe that they're going to push themselves beyond what they thought they were capable of.

This is not about being academic, or about talking a load of art-nonsense. This is the real thing, as practised by myself and my art colleagues all over the world.

Location: I'm ten minutes walk from both New Street and Moor Street stations in Birmingham, and I have a communal area next to my studio. I have connections with all areas of the art and architecture industries, and can tell you straight what to expect from the artist's life. So if you just want to top-up a hobby, or seriously want to do something AMAZING, get in touch at the email below. 

Note: Kids can be included, but only if they're accompanied by an adult.

Email me: alexik-artist [ at ] hotmail.co.uk

Thursday, 6 August 2015

TALKING ABOUT MOVIE DESIGNER AND SURREALIST HR GIGER


You know how much I love movies and film design. Here's me musing on Giger's influence.




Picture: Tribute to HR Giger, Graphite on Cartridge paper, by Alexi K, November 2014

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

ALEXI K BRAND


Some very interesting things will be happening this autumn, so stay tuned either here, or on Facebook and Twitter.