Monday, May 11, 2015
Alex Binnie and his Hallowed Iconic Portraits
I hope this artist will continue his investigations into printmaking. In this day and age, we could all use a few new instances of an iconic portrait. Kudos, Alex.
Alexander Michael Steven Binnie was born in 1959, in Oxford, England. Binnie is known as a tattooist, musician and performance artist and is also fast making a name for himself as a printmaker.
In 1982, Binnie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art from South Glamorgan Faculty of Art and Design. As a musician, in the early 1980s, Binnie was a founding member of the power electronics trio Pure. Later on he joined the group Zos Kia. He worked as a medical illustrator at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. He began to tattoo in 1989, which lead to printmaking in 2000.
Binnie has also created murals in New York, and his recent book “The Woodcut Portraits” was published in 2012 by Kintaro Publishing.