Alex Hubbard

b. 1975, Toledo, OR, USA


Alex Hubbard
Alex Hubbard, La Califia, 2011 (detail). Photo: Tim Bowditch



Abandoning painterly precision early in his career, Alex Hubbard now takes an active interest in the compulsion to create. Utilising both video and painting, Hubbard allows each medium to infiltrate one another. Where the quick drying materials he uses to paint allude to their past animation, his films use expressionist traits to behave like moving paintings. Although Hubbard carefully considers his processes, the materials and actions he chooses always involve an element of unpredictability. As a result, in the moment of creation the work takes on a life of its own outside the artist's judgment. Hubbard describes his final pieces as confident mistakes, art made from the awareness that a lack of control is its own form of artistic freedom.