Alec Huxley: Cinematic Paintings Where Man, Beast, and City Collide

Civilized Society - Painting by Alec Huxley

Wild animals roaming city streets, and people in gas masks and space helmets, populate the cinematic, acrylic paintings of Alec Huxley. Most of these paintings are done in greys and dark tones, to capture the nighttime settings, and they almost feel dystopian. The animals (or other details) are in brighter, more typical colors which draw the viewer’s eyes.

Civilized Society and New World Monkey feature the masked man walking other primates on a leash, while My Reflection Kills shows him with an duo of panthers. Surgical Precision and The Ghost and the Darkness, meanwhile, feature other large cats stalking a man and woman. In two of the images, Passepartout and I Fell Into It Like a Daydream or a Fever, a hot air balloon and a train provide an anachronistic, steampunk contrast to the contemporary urban scenes.

Each of the paintings feels like it could be a frame from a science fiction movie, with their heightened style that still retains a sense of reality. Huxley lives in San Francisco, California, and much of his work is influenced by the landscapes of the American West Coast.

Astronomical Menagerie  - Painting by Alec Huxley

Surgical Precision  - Painting by Alec Huxley

Ghost and the Darkness  - Painting by Alec Huxley

The Descent of Man - Painting by Alec Huxley

Fell Into It Like a Daydream or a Fever  - Painting by Alec Huxley

Passepartout  - Painting by Alec Huxley

New World Monkey  - Painting by Alec Huxley

My Reflection Kills  - Painting by Alec Huxley

Civilized Society  - Painting by Alec Huxley

Gas Party  - Painting by Alec Huxley

Tom is a writer, artist, and multi-media guru from Pennsylvania, U.S. He holds a Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication, but he has also taken several university-level courses in fine arts, art appreciation, graphic design, printmaking, and Asian art. He has been blogging for Monde Mosaic since February 2014.

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