Visual Artist Alex Lark

Alex Lark is an artist in every definition of the word.

Photographer, videographer, director, poet, creator… the list goes on and on. Alex’s work fuses modern digital media with classic fine art styles to create a style that is uniquely his, and it is truly something special. California is where he lives and works, but – many years ago Alex “Larky” and Noravera PM Carolyn Irwin went to high school together in Melbourne, Australia.

 

Carrie:

Alex – a lot can change in 8 years, can you briefly catch me up on your life post graduating from St. Leo’s?

 

Lark:

 

Firstly thank you for the overly generous intro Carrie, that’s very kind of you! It takes me back thinking of the days we played basketball at Sandy! Summarizing eight years into a few sentences – I might miss a little – but basically moved to the U.S. after Year 12 (High school) to see how far I could push myself and my interests in the art world. I spent three and a half years in North Carolina at Duke University studying art, film, business, literature and all the beautiful tangents that a liberal arts school offers. As well as a semester at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts while living in Brooklyn and working with an artist in New York. The day after graduation, I moved to LA to work freelance in the commercial film and photography industry, travelled globally working in that space for a few years. As of 2018. I’ve moved closer to the fine art and architecture space working with Untitled Arts – a private Art, Design and Architecture company/project created by Brigitte D’Annibale and Danny Errico.

 

 

Carrie:

That’s amazing, I’m so impressed by your initiative to study and create abroad. Untitled Arts is lucky to have you!

What is your artistic inspiration?

 

Lark:

To make people feel more human. When work resonates with an audience and they feel connected with it, creating a sense of nostalgia, joy or heartbreak or loneliness or empathy. Just the entire spectrum of humanity, even if for a fleeting moment, connecting people to that sense and reminding them of their humanness.

 

Carrie:

That’s really beautiful. How would you describe your artistic flare and what makes you unique?

 

Lark:

Great work is honest. I am still working towards defining a unique body of works that echoes this. Discovering the more I am true to why I want to create something, what the intent is behind it, the more it becomes part of this body of work that sets me apart. Also a collage of my past emotional and life experiences, growing up exploring Australia’s landscapes and natural textures, travelling to South East Asian cultures and different parts of the world early on in life, and mixing digital with traditional mediums. It’s hard to pinpoint.

 

Carrie:

Your unique experiences really shine through your work and I can’t wait to see how your body of work continues to expand – If you could choose one piece of art to stand as a “resume” what would you choose and can you tell us a bit about it?

 

Lark: I am working on a bringing a new series to life in a larger way than before. It is still early on in the process so I don’t want to say too much about it but it is representation of my ambitions to bring a more immersive, overwhelming experience to the audience. If you are present to experience, you feel it more deeply.

 

Carrie:

Very mysterious, I’m intrigued already. Please keep us posted – it sounds like a trip to LA may just be a necessity haha. What is your favourite project you’ve ever worked on?

 

Lark:

 

It used to be travelling for photography and commercial projects, experiencing new places in a truly unique way – more about the adventure of it than the actual work. Now as I settle into spending more time around the studio in LA I’m excited to create a show that is representative of where I am at with my art.

Carrie:

I can feel how passionate you are about what you’re currently working on. What is your most recent project? Can you tell us a bit about it?

 

Lark:

The last few months I’ve headed up the art direction, production of video content and creative for “Surf Relik” which has been a fun challenge on the side of the art and architecture projects. We received such positive feedback from the longboard surf community and working in a live event atmosphere has been incredibly rewarding. You can check out the whole experience and what we’ve created so far at www.surfrelik.com

 

Carrie:

What projects can we expect from you in the future? What are you working on right now?

 

Lark:

Neon light, experimental film, acrylic painting, photography, sound design, and maybe VR. I want to create a more immersive experience. I am currently working on all of these in one way or another but melding them together the right way is going to be the next few years for me.

Carrie:

What is it about mixed media that interests you?

 

Lark:

The flexibility to convey a meaning, or abstract that meaning to enhance a piece.

 

Carrie:

For someone hesitant to mix media styles or break out of a certain artistic bubble  – what advice would you have for them to get started?

 

Lark:

Find artist’s work that you admire and learn from them and their process’. There are so many rich resources out there for you to use and teach yourself. At the end of the day though, for all the reading, planning and thinking just start. Go get the materials and do it.

 

Noravera Artist Series

 

With the large amount of art we’ve been exposed to within our creative field, it seems necessary to get more of it out into the world. We’ve been reaching out to these artists to explore their inspiration, and hopefully get inspired ourselves. Thanks for listening!

 

The Noravera Team

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