Alec DeMarco is a multi-talented artist residing in California, USA. The artist’s work seeks to create a unique visual language, emphasizing the synthesis of the
visual and the auditory using gestural aesthetics of Asian, Western, and Middle Eastern historical writing styles.
Crossing cultural boundaries in a conceptual approach enables the artist to fuse multiple cultures and place the past in service of the present in his pursuit of
spontaneity, looseness of form, and the irrational. DeMarco’s art practice tendstoward the gestural and expressive, involving experiments with a wide range of
materials and media often combining traditional crafts, repetitious calligraphic marks, abstract innovative techniques, and anti-compositional formats.
Alec DeMarco (born 1989) was raised in a small farm town in the pacific North West region of the United States. He grew up working on farms, logging, as well
as working construction until he was 18 years old. After high school Alec spent three years at a university before dropping out to attend Laguna College of Art
and Design to study Fine Art and Illustration. After art school he was accepted into a formal apprenticeship with a Japanese Irezumi Tattoo Master. During the
formal training, Alec was educated in Eastern philosophy, religion, mythology, calligraphy, and much more. At the end of the apprenticeship he was given the
choice to become a master and join the tattoo family but, he could never pursue any other avenues of art so he decided to leave the tattoo world forever to
pursue gallery art.
Since the transition to gallery painting DeMarco’s art has been shown in the USA, UK, Denmark, Japan, and Qatar. DeMarco’s clients have included: McLaren,
Volvo, LA Deviants Media, and El Silencio Mezcal as well as in the private collection of Klay Thompson, Ivan Dudynsky, Richard Tait, and Stefano Rosso.