There he was, a fellow Just Another compadre, sitting across the road. Nerves began to fill my mind as I approached him. In my mind, Alex Lehours was a supernatural artist from the far off horizon of Sydney. With his sunglasses on, chatting on the phone, sipping on his coffee, I was unsure as to whether or not he even acknowledged my presence. I took a seat before him, trying hard not to eavesdrop on his conversation. I took the time to analyse his attire. It was freezing and he was in shorts. Who was this mad man?
Alex is a strange character with a stranger last name, pronounced with a frog in your mouth as “le-ooers”. I’m pretty sure we talked all day. He wasn’t rough around the edges, to which I thought he’d be. No, not at all, he was actually a docile foal. I asked the usual questions about liquid transformation and the symbolism of food in conjunction with one’s life. Like I said, the usual. We made a comment as to our conversations being so profound due to the fact we were in the company of Alex’s chief painting. This was, without question, the reason as to the spirituality of our discussions.
Alex’s work is striking and nostalgic with the dust of comics, saturday morning cartoons and pop culture influence. In contrast to his artworks, Alex has a loveable humbleness about him, something rare in many artists. Still very early into, the term we coined ‘his career’, Alex has only just begun on his artistic endeavour. With a plethora of ever-expanding skills, it won’t be long before he is the master of his craft. His work pleasures my senses and he is a pleasure to be around.
His solo show at the Just Another Project Space is on until the end of the month. My advice would be to check it out while it’s on! Bring a spare pair of pants too, you’ll soil yourself when you see how good it is.
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153 Greville St, Prahran,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3181