Born in 1975 in Toledo, Oregon, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Alex Hubbard uses in his work a cross-media strategy, making films from the point of view of a painter whereas his paintings evoke the point of view of a sculptor. The performative process of painting often crops up in his work. Paint, collage, drippings, scratches, and manipulations appear in paintings in which matter and materials prevail. The canvas shows the internal workings of the artist’s studio: DIY, accidents, misfires, edits and overpaintings.
Le Consortium presents three Bent Paintings. These reveal a spontaneous process where Hubbard rejects the hierarchy of form and color. These works are created in fiberglass and resin on which the artist has poured paint. He marks their surface with stencils or trowels to which he adds disparate yet ordinary objects. The paintings exist independently from their support, which emphasizes their sculptural character. They therefore break with the conventions of classical painting. The artist speaks of ‘painting on the move’, with materials that forcefully provoke the unforeseen. These artworks offer a unique blend of abstraction and figuration.