Philadelphia born artist Alex Eckman-Lawn’s artistic roots are grounded in illustrating, which serves to support his acute, compositional eye when creating the hand-cut paper collages.
In his collage work, Alex uses everything from his original digital paintings to imagery from old medical texts to create new dimensions. Each layer is spaced, creating a depth that draws the viewer further into the work, and alters the composition of the image when viewed from different perspectives.
His work can be spotted on album covers, book covers, and has appeared in music videos and newspapers, as well as Eisner award winning comics.
‘My work is often about the fear of my body’s inner process. I am my body’s captive, unable to see what betrayals lurk under the surface. I search for safety in my work, for comfortable spaces, security inside myself, and for control. I am the surgeon and the architect, in complete control of the world I create, and what makes up the inner layers.’ – Eckman-Lawn 2020.