"Scenic Route" Preview: Studio Visit with Alex Eckman-Lawn
Posted: Mar 24 2015
My work is about taking control of my surroundings and confronting my fears about the human body's inner workings, and it's inevitable betrayal at the hands of time and aging.
I aim to remove buildings and vistas from their context in my day to day life and repurpose them as my own rebuilt structures at the heart of a swirling maelstrom of bone, muscle, and flora. The landscapes in these pieces can be seen as the serene, picturesque spaces amidst the chaos, as well as the undulating cacophony of architecture and flesh that surrounds them.
In cutting through the layers of paper, I am given the opportunity to play both surgeon and architect, for once in complete control over what lies inside.
Alex Eckman-Lawn is a Philadelphia born illustrator. His work has appeared in comic books, on album covers, book covers, T-shirts, and posters. He is currently hard at work trying to burn his name into the ground and pull the sun out of the sky.
Alex's work appears in the following comics:
Awakening Volumes 1 and 2, Popgun volume 4 (Rusted: Faded Signal), Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard (Leviathan), The Graphic Canon Vol.1 (Forgive Us Our Trespasses), and Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream. He is working on an all ages adventure book called Thanatos Diver right now.
Alex has worked with all of your favorite bands, including: Maruta, Krieg, Nero Di Marte, Hacride, Nesseria, and many more.
He has exhibited work at SCOPE Miami Beach, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Arch Enemy Arts, Art Dept., Gallery 1988, Crane Arts Ice Box, Bottleneck Gallery, and more.