About Alexander Rhys
Alexander Rhys has a unique way of looking at the world which he has embraced and shared through his vibrant, narrative artworks. He is fascinated by the individual contribution and effect of visual elements such as colour, pattern and texture and the ways in which they are woven into design and structure to communicate and tell a story. Exploring wide-ranging ideas and cultures he draws inspiration from natural and man-made objects, urban and rural settings, and the contrast in eastern and western approaches to art and culture.
Working first with acrylics which he uses as a tool to build up the layered texture, Rhys then moves on to spray cans which introduce a sense of freedom and unpredictability, taking his everyday subjects on a journey from ordinary to the extraordinary. The impact of his works is heightened by his use of a vivid palette and the inclusion of metallic golds and silvers gives a richness to the overall composition.
He was named as the Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador of the Year and has always tried to use his art as a force for good, even meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss how art can be used to help fight crime and how it can have a positive effect on people’s lives.