United States of America
Spirit of man
During his SUB30 ‘acePIRAR residency, Alex Huninhgake developed a series of silk screen and relief prints featuring the classical male figure in various dream-like environments, aimed at addressing spiritual and mystical questions.
Signs and symbols surround us. They have the power to transcend language, culture, and time. They engage us in the abstract world of imagination, memory, spirituality, and dreams. In order to effectively communicate our thoughts and feelings, human beings draw upon a vast symbolic lexicon that dates back to ancient times. It is woven deep into the fabric of our collective unconscious. I am interested in how symbolic imagery is consumed universally, then processed via individual experience. In my work, I use the vocabulary of metaphor to generate complex visual phrases that adapt to the viewer’s unique interpretation.
Spirit of Man explores the role of religious and spiritual ideals in our increasingly globalized modern world. This series combines the imagery of the ubiquitous South American roadside shrine with European sculpture to reflect on the unique cultural crossroads that is Buenos Aires.
1991 | Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Currently working as a freelance designer and fine artist.
2015 | BFA in Drawing & Printmaking, University of louisville, Kentucky, USA.
2014 | Hite Art Institute, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
Hite Scholar, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Museum of Outdoor Arts, Denver, Colorado, USA.