Region: Pacific Coast
City / State: LOS Angeles, CA
Fragmented and yet fully whole, Alec Egan tackles the psychology of the domestic interior through a maze of lushly wallpapered rooms. Blooming flower arrangements, a window, a rug, a painting-within-the-painting: these are the clues presented in Egan’s blueprint key, allowing the viewer to map this imaginary home. The indulgent use of oil paint creates textures imbued with a cognitive power, the flatness of the patterns complemented by raised brushstrokes seemingly pushing and pulling one’s gaze. Thick impasto accentuates the dapples found in the floorboards or drywall of this home, the overwhelming quality of Egan’s playful patterns bordering on abstraction through Rococo-esque embellishment.