Selected Works

Alec DeMarco (b. 1989, Washington, USA) grew up with a wide range of artistic interests, including folk art, medieval book illustrations, and most importantly for him – graffiti on train cars hauling raw materials to and from the mills and refineries in his blue-collar hometown.

DeMarco has continued to be influenced by graffiti’s fast-paced expressive line work and strong colors, and these creative tendencies can still be seen in his work today.

Later in life, DeMarco’s inspiration deepened when he was accepted into a formal apprenticeship with a renowned Irezumi Tattoo Master from Japan. There, he learned brush calligraphy and studied myths and legends full of amazing tales about deities, yokai, and heroes.

The artist’s work frequently crosses the boundary between representation and abstraction, and his method is comparable to automatism in that he works swiftly.

DeMarco rarely sketches out a design before beginning working on a piece, preferring instead to discover the painting as he works. This preserves all of DeMarco’s original energy, spontaneity, and passion while painting, much like master Japanese calligraphers who embrace the concept of “Wabi-Sabi.”

The CoBrA art movement, Neo-Expressionism, Abstraction, and the work of William De Kooning, Philip Guston, George Condo, Pierre Alechinsky, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Pablo Picasso are all major artistic influences on the artist.

DeMarco’s artworks have been exhibited in the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, and Qatar.

Volvo, Stizzy, LA Deviants Media, El Silencio, Erik Buterbaugh, and others are among DeMarco’s clients.