“The main issue, which arises quickly, is that too many of the works appear to rest too comfortably on the visual laurels of their specific influences rather than becoming definably hers. For example…”
Romance is inescapable; the L.A. river is maybe the most romantic strip of concrete in the world, the light in the window of a Todd Hido exterior is romantic, just the name “Dennis Hopper” is romantic; romance is inherent to the image. By Owen Campbell, ASX, July 2015 Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles […]
Compulsion #1, 2012 © Alex Prager, courtesy M+B Gallery She admits not to have chosen her full name Alexandra as ‘there are a lot of people who are more comfortable working with a man’. By Elena Dolcini, originally published at tyci.org.uk, reproduced with permission on ASX Alex Prager is an American artist born, living and […]
Critics can’t seem to decide whether Alex Prager’s photography evokes the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s or even 80s. The truth is Prager’s film and photography draws on cinematic and visual cues from every decade. While William Eggleston, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch and Guy Bourdin have all been said to colour her work, Prager melds the […]
Behind the Scenes of Alex Pragers new series Compulsion and La Petite Mort, by Jeff Vespa.
A documentary, shot between London and Los Angeles, on Californian artist Alex Prager. ASX CHANNEL: ALEX PRAGER
Artist Alex Prager directs an exclusive film for W magazine based on the surreal world of her November 2010 fashion story. Credits: Director of photography — Ross Richardson Redhead woman — Jessica Joffe Producer — Jeff Vespa Editor — Jon Schwartz Colorist — Bob Curreri Set Designer – Thomas Thurnauer Costumes – Callan Stokes […]