Send, surrey, uk
About Alex Echo
Colorado, USA.These paintings, these sculptures, drawings and collages are all part of a larger work, a life's work. They are each rungs on a ladder from which this artist climbs onto the shoulders of previous artists in a perpetual desire to see further. Never have i created a 'single' work of art. Instead, each new piece is an experiment in aesthetic engineering. With every new work I attempt to construct a bridge to a new idea. Living in today's high-speed and compressed world, with headlines and sound-bites as news, and with the entire world's history at my finger tips on the internet, as an artist i can not help but react to this compression with equal compression. My work is about the layering or stacking of information and language: piling image on top of image, or fitting ten pages of text on to one page, or 100 letters where there should only be one.More importantly my work is about collaboration. When the words of Albert Einstein or Blaise Pascal are used, for instance, as the point of departure for one of my paintings - it is their words that direct and create the painting's final look. It is the author's pattern of thought that dictates the outcome of my painting. Thus my work is pure collaboration, be it with a writer from five minutes ago of five-thousand years ago.I use collage, paint, ink, glue and history. I stand on the ideas. I stand on the shoulders of the artists before me in an effort not to make art - but rather to make sense.A.E.