Landescape Art Review - March 2014

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Agent X (USA / Canada)

Born in Kentucky and raised in Connecticut, Agent X’s artwork has been exhibited in London, Los Angeles,New York City and Spain. he has been featured in Fluster,Unfolded ,Peripheral ARTeries, Artnois,Brev Spread Magazines and positively reviewed in Arte Fuse and The Grid. He studied art in New Haven, Vancouver and Atlanta, and was a semi-finalist in the New York Art Marathon (2011). Agent X currently lives and works and works in Vancouver, Canada and his work is now on view at the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art in NYC, New Blood Art Gallery in London and Can-Pop Gallery in Spain. Agent X’s work is influenced by pop culture from the 1920s to the present. This inspiration led him to create multimedia works incorporating iconic imagery from genre magazines from the past eighty years. By adding paint and other nontraditional and found materials, Agent X creates unique surfaces that transcend any particular era. Influenced by artists such as Takashi Murakmi, Romare Bearden, Jean- Michel Basquiat and Robert Rauschenberg, Agent X creates experimental, multimedia collages, painting, and 2D work. His work is an amalgamation of diverse cultures past, present, and future, and his signature “collage street intellectualism” is a commentary on the urban experience. The phenomena of pop culture, technology, fashion, music, politics, and race are central to his practice of designing experiential works. Agent X has received a "Spectrum of praise, from traditional collage artist such as Janice McDonald to the street artist SEIZER, who was featured in the Oscar nominated film "Exit Through the Gift Shop". The collage art of Agent X has a universal appeal, touching upon such themes as Pop culture, technology, fashion, music, politics and race, in powerful aesthetics.


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