Alex Israel, a Los Angeles native, has a new interpretation of his iconic profile in Self Portrait exhibited at Mixographia in DTLA. Six variations of color combinations remind us of California sunsets and a 1980’s beachy vibe. Editions of 20 are printed on a raised relief similar to his one of a kind fiberglass silhouette paintings.
Recently, Alex and his friend China Chow produced their first feature-length film, SPF18, a modern day coming of age movie set in Malibu. The movie was shown in high school auditoriums across the country and afterwards, student were encouraged to ask questions and discuss their opinions.
Q&A with Artist: Alex Israel
What are your favorite qualities in a person?
Passion, integrity and open-mindedness.
What is your favorite color?
Who is your favorite artist?
Today: Yves Klein. Tomorrow: We’ll see.
Who is your favorite entertainer?
Michael Jackson. Forever.
What is your favorite food?
Frozen yogurt and avocados, but not together.
What is your guilty pleasure?
No guilt, just pleasure.
What is your idea of happiness?
Stopping to take a deep breath and feeling grateful.
What is your greatest extravagance?
My new studio.
Who is the living person you most admire?
What is your most treasured possession?
My dog: Mr. Brown.
Do you have a motto? And what is it?
Don’t get burned.