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Alex Echo

Alex Echo Original paintings and Limited Edition Prints:-

Alex Echo Artist At The Acorn Gallery, Pocklington

Alex Echo has created artwork professionally for forty years, and has placed his works in the collections of some of the world’s top corporations, institutions and celebrities. Primarily a painter, sculptor, collagist, he has had no other profession, art has been his calling from the age of 6. 

Relying on his instincts, Echo had no formal training yet created the most spectacular paintings that depict a striking visual narrative. Colour, light, movement and emotion, Alex combined art history with references to popular culture and iconography.  The mix of resin and matt finish allows the viewer to explore the intricate process beneath. He adds: "It's a complex algorithm of abstract variables, coupled with a vast knowledge of art history and sophisticated aesthetic. Or I accidentally spilled some paint. One or the other!" 

Alex has worked relentlessly for various charities and institutions, raising over £1,250,000 from sales of his work. Selling ten paintings at the prestigious Wallace Collection in London, the proceeds from which were used to rebuild an earthquake-destroyed school in southern China. He also created one of SWATCH Watches’ most successful artist watches, “The Imagine Love” watch, selling more than 153,000 units and giving all his royalties to send over 80 children affected by AIDS to a healthy summer camp in New York with full health care. 

Alex has created the principle designs for the Paul Smith “Couture Women’s Wear Collection”, which sold in locations around the world in 2011. He painted a bespoke guitar by request of Eric Clapton, which was played by Clapton and later sold at auction to benefit the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a rehab facility founded by Mr. Clapton.

In 2015 he worked with HRH Prince Charles and The Elephant Family Foundation in London, creating a one of a kind TUK TUK that was auctioned at the private residence of Prince Charles; the sale raised £52,000.00 ($81,500.00). 

In 2019 Alex was diagnosed with Parkinson's. Being prescribed a medication toxic to his body just prior to covid lockdown and unable to see a neurologist during lockdown, Alex lost most of his dexterity and became unable to paint. 

Whilst working on a monumental commission for the NHS trust and UCLA hospital trust, Alex had to quickly adapt and adjust to working fully digital.  Apple generously presented Alex with their latest iPad Pro with a terabyte memory. Working tirelessly and ceaselessly with this new medium and tool, Alex developed many new genres of design aesthetic for himself and delivered and permanently installed 89 large-scale pieces of digital artwork into 81 rooms over five floors in London’s newest hospital, the UCLH Grafton Way Building, Proton Beam Therapy Centre. This installation helped win the European Healthcare Design Award 2021 for Interior Design and the Arts. 

Although Parkinson's is a terrible burden, Alex describes it as an artistic and aesthetic blessing.  "The universe in no uncertain terms told me I had said all I could say with paint... but gave me a new and unlimited medium and palette." 

Working now with various substrates from sustainable paper and maple, silver foil and brushed aluminium to perspex, life sized 3D painting and Lenticular, Alex is free to create in any direction. 

In an exhibition in 2021 he commented that “as your body and motor skills break down and fail with Parkinson’s, every moment becomes an existential experience”.