Los Angeles, CA, USA
|Associated acts||Duran Duran|
Alex Israel's work is concerned with celebrity culture and the Hollywood lifestyle. Israel is interested in the ability of mainstream cinema to manipulate its viewer. Using his hometown as an ecosystem for thought, he has been inspired by the entertainment industry in LA.
The artist is known for his multimedia installations constructed from movie-house props, as well as his large-scale airbrushed paintings. Israel's works are often made in his studio which is attached to Warner Bros. Records. In his exhibitions, he frequently combines his paintings with props to tell a story or a specific narrative of LA clichés, which carry symbolic weight and meaning. Israel both works in, and critiques, the celebrity milieu of Los Angeles.
In 2011, Israel had a solo show at Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany, and his work was recently included in the group shows 'Greater LA' at 483 Broadway and 'Blind Cut' at the Marlborough Chelsea Gallery, in New York, USA.
In 2014, he had forthcoming solo exhibitions at LAXART, Los Angeles; Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York; and Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France.