Alex Kwong is a Calgary-based artist working largely in photorealistic representation of the human form through light and shadow play, often monochromatically.
With beginnings in charcoal portraiture, Kwong currently works mainly in aerosol paint, allowing quick progression to larger scale artworks such as murals.
Kwong’s most recent body of work is consists of twenty aerosol paintings. These pieces depict various sculptures throughout history across the globe. This work explores human history, human creativity and the importance of art in different facets of society and offers contemplation on what it projects and reflects. It represents the timelessness of art—here we revisit history through a modern medium and interpretation.
The title of the show En Lux is latin in origin meaning “into light”. The meaning of the word lux holds a poetic definition of light. It is daylight and moonlight, glory and encouragement, enlightenment and explanation, eyesight, splendor, and life.
The monochromatic scheme of the paintings emphasize the light and shadow, and it is where shadow meets light that something is given form. And it is where the light meets against the shadows that our lives are given form.
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