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Alex Echo

Born: Colarado, USA
Lives and works: Surrey, UK
Exhibitions: The Elephant Charity (2015), Paul Smith's Couture Collection (2011)
“Hopefully my work will inspire you to look at the world as a place to be loved and protected.”

Alex has been creating art for four decades and is completely self-taught. His prestigious career has seen him work on projects with Paul Smith, Paul Weller and the Glyndebourne opera house and design a bespoke guitar for Eric Clapton. 


The American-born philanthropist combines art history with references to pop culture and iconography. He is particularly inspired by the simplicity and boldness of stripes, citing Morris Louis (Bernstein), Barnett Newman and Agnes Martin as influences.

Viewers may recognise elements of the Colour Field genre in Alex’s paintings. This emerged in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s and is characterised by sections of solid, flat colour and an emphasis on overall consistency and form.

Alex says: “I was the weird kid who went to an art museum instead of a playground. At ten years old, I fell in love with stripes. They are an iconic, graphic machine in our consciousness and in the world of art, appealing to us all at some instinctual level.”

Video courtesy of Glyndebourne

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Inside the world of Alex Echo

Combining art history with references to popular culture and iconography, Alex's creations are inventive, informative and accessible. A harmony of colour, light, movement and emotion, his paintings depict a striking visual narrative that lifts the spirit of the viewer. He has no formal training, and instead relies on his instincts. 

The mix of resin and matt finish allows the viewer to explore the intricate process beneath. He adds: "It's a complex algorithim of abstract variables, coupled with a vast knowledge of art history and sophisticated aesthetic. Or I accidentally spilled some paint. One or the other!" 

He works from his studio at his home in Surrey, where he enjoys a full English breakfast twice per week. A fan of anything England-related, he says: "I love James Bond, Queen Elizabeth II, bangers and mash and a great London taxi ride with a cabbie who's got too much to say." 

Latest events

Alex Echo | Artist Appearance

Describing himself as one of the “most successful and happily unknown” artists in the world, Alex has set the art world on fire with his impressionist creations. Imagine is a striking collection that follows his immensely successful collection, The Shape of Things. Join us to discover more about his techniques and inspirations. 

From the blog

Alex Echo creates first-ever Glyndebourne Opera Cup award

American artist hits the high notes with colourful sculpture, which was awarded to mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey.

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Alex Echo | Alchemy

Step into Alex Echo's world and enjoy the brochure to accompany his collection entitled Alchemy. 

Alex Echo | Water

In this collection international abstract artist Alex Echo embodies the themes and power of water.

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