Introducing: Alex Bucklee
AR: What was the driving force behind your choice to become an artist?
My struggle with communicating via speech - not that I have a speech impediment, I just have always struggled to express myself verbally, probably down to my anxiety. I feel like I have a lot to say, but sometimes don’t know how to say it, so instead of saying it, I visualise it.
AR: Does your artwork have a message?
Yes - but not a consistent message throughout all my works. It generally changes each time. Most of my work is very impulsive and often comes to fruition based off of a conversation I’ve just had, or a song I have just listened to, or a news article I have just read online. 5 minutes later I’m putting down the idea on paper. It’s very topical, whether that be topical in terms of things that are happening in my life, or within the world around us.
AR: Do you keep tabs on art trends or are you all about doing your own thing?
I don’t intend to - I am a collector myself so am very aware of the different styles throughout the scene so am probably subconsciously influenced by them.
AR: What did it feel like when you sold your first artwork?
Humbling - and it still feels the same after every order I receive now.
AR: What’s your favourite piece in your portfolio and why?
God Kills - I genuinely think it’s genius. It was my first piece and I don’t think I will ever make anything better than it. It’s all downhill from here.
AR: Describe your art style in three words.
Minimal. Bold. Impactful