Alex Echo Biography
“I don't need to say anything with my art - but hopefully my artwork will inspire you to look at the world as a place to be loved and protected.” Alex Echo
Born in America and now living in the UK, Alex Echo uses a unique perspective and palate of colour to create complex and extraordinary works of contemporary art.
History and Background
As an artist, Alex is ever growing and has added new boundaries to the art world. He is a painter of great creativity as well as incredible visual appeal, and his work has attracted the attentions of many high profile collectors including HSH Prince Rainier of Monaco, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Downey Jr., Sir Paul Smith, Elton John, Madonna, Eric Clapton, The City of Los Angeles, MGM, Nike, AT&T, to name but a few.
In 2011, Sir Paul Smith commissioned Echo's work to form the principal pattern for his women's Spring/Summer 2011 collection. "Classic with a Twist" was used to create an elegant, playful fabric which captivated the catwalk at London Fashion Week.
Alex is involved with multiple charitable endeavours and organisations, and has raised through the sale of his work in excess of £500,000.00
In 2015, Alex will be racing an Indian TUK TUK of his original design 500km through India for the benefit of the Elephant Foundation, and their Royal Presidents HRH Prince Charles and The Dutchess of Cornwall. His Tuk Tuk will be auctioned at Sotheby's London with all proceeds going to the Elephant Family Foundation.
Combining his wide and deep knowledge of art history with references to popular culture and iconography, his creations are inventive, informative and accessible.
In a mélange of intricate brush stokes, his work brings together the beauty and history of impressionism with a new language of technique and style: the vibrancy and softness of Turner and the structure of Rothko is evident in his work. A harmony of colour, light, movement and emotion, his paintings are truly original and depict a striking visual narrative which lifts the spirit of the viewer.