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X-treme greetings Addictees!
We are x-uberantly x-cited (is this even possible?) to welcome you to the world of (mostly) self-taught artist, Agent X.
American bred and now Vancouver based, Agent X is a cultural explorer and agent of the unknown.
Described as ‘Pop Art with thought,’ Agent X's work juxtaposes pop culture, technology, fashion, music, politics and race in visually complex blends expressing the anxieties of the global, post-modern world and the dark side of consumerist, media-obsessed culture.
Commenting on his beginnings…
“I’ve always put up pictures from magazines on my wall since I was in high school. My mom always wanted me to be creative and make something instead of just buying it, and my friends would always be rhyming or producing music or DJing so art was always around me. I moved from Atlanta to Vancouver and went to the art institute and then got more serious after that. I started entering my artwork into contests and got semi-finalist in New York Art Marathon. After that it was on and popping!”
- Supplémentaire Magazine
Without further ado, it’s time to x-perience the art of Agent X, spanning from 2011 to his most recent works…
Agent X was raised in Connecticut and studied in New Haven and Atlanta before moving to Canada and training at the Art Institute of Vancouver.
While his work draws from formal training, his mash-up multimedia style is primarily self-developed. Agent X often combines the ephemera of the past with the glossy world of contemporary magazines and newspapers, adding paint and other mixed media to create images that cleverly critique humanity’s current obsessions and where they are leading us. While presenting a contemporary, urban veneer in his work through influences of music and fashion, sub-layers of his work dive into loaded socio-political subject matter.
Agent X jumped onto the radar when named as a semi-finalist in the 2011 New York Art Marathon, with multiple international honours that rapidly followed including winning Top Entry in the competitive Curious Art-Pie Show at Curious Duke Gallery, London and being named among ‘12 Artists to invest in now’ by New Blood Art Gallery, London.
Currently based in Vancouver, Agent X has exhibited in art meccas around the world including London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Spain and Toronto.
"En Dedans Pirouette Avec Des Fleurs"
"Cicely And Mary (Yellow)"
"Grand Jetés Avec Des Fleurs"
"Parte Matris Natura Duabus"
"Hawk and Caballero in ‘Double Trouble’"
"Pris Unit 8675308"
If you know what's good for you, you'll Get Smart and pick up your secret agent shoe iPhone and get in touch with us at:
or contact us at:
Blair@addictedgallery.com or Elena@addictedgallery.com
Until next time Addictees, you'll find us in the cone of silence...
Blair & Elena
Secret Agent Art Junkies xoxo