Alex Reed is a young promising artist and designer based in L.A. Through his sensitive eye, he attempts to give a new form of contemporaneity dominated by flattened representation generated via the internet.
Presented below are the artist’s ceramics works closed in a series titled Los Angeles. As mentioned above, the inspiration for the pieces is contemporary world overvalued by the virtuality. “I attempt to give form to this feeling by creating groups of objects that highlight disparate techniques, including throwing, casting, and handbuilding, and by using clay and glaze types from across the ceramic spectrum”, shares his thoughts Alex.
Moving to L.A. three years ago directly leaded to the creation of the works, as Alex says: “I’ve been exploring ideas around plurality and authorship. I find the city’s diversity and layered economies endlessly engaging, and am inspired by the way informal and formal activities coexist in this city, i.e. mobile fruit carts fusing to street corners and parking lots. In a climate that pushes everyone to brand their creative projects, I’m inspired by peers who resist easy categorization and work fluidly between contexts, materials, and scales."