ABOUT

ARTIST STATEMENT

Alec DeMarco is a multi-talented artist residing in California, USA. The artist's work seeks to create a unique visual language, emphasizing the synthesis of the visual and the auditory using gestural aesthetics of Asian, Western, and Middle Eastern historical writing styles. Crossing cultural boundaries in a conceptual approach enables the artist to fuse multiple cultures and place the past in service of the present in his pursuit of spontaneity, looseness of form, and the irrational. DeMarco’s art practice tends toward the gestural and expressive, involving experiments with a wide range of materials and media often combining traditional crafts, repetitious calligraphic marks, abstract innovative techniques, and anti-compositional formats.

BIO

Alec (born 1989) DeMarco was raised in a small farm town in the Pacific North West region of the United States. He grew up working on farms, logging, as well as working construction until he was 18 years old. After high school Alec spent three years at a university before dropping out to attend Laguna College of Art and Design to study Fine Art and Illustration. After art school he was accepted into a formal apprenticeship with a Japanese Irezumi Tattoo Master. During the formal training, Alec was educated in Eastern philosophy, religion, mythology, calligraphy, and much more. At the end of the apprenticeship he was given the choice to become a master and join the tattoo family but, he could never pursue any other avenues of art or tattoo so he decided to leave the tattoo world forever to pursue gallery art.