Agent X, ‘Alfrarvis City’, 2017, Flat Space Art
Agent X, ‘Alfrarvis City’, 2017, Flat Space Art

Agent X is an experimental multimedia artist, working at the forefront of contemporary art with a unique aesthetic that juxtaposes pop culture, fashion, music, politics and race.

Based in Vancouver, Agent X grew up in Connecticut and studied in New Haven and Atlanta. He was the top prize recipient at the Curious Duke Curious Pie Show, and he has been a finalist in numerous prestigious art contests. Agent X’s work has been exhibited in art meccas all around the world, including London, New York, Singapore, San Francisco, Spain, Amsterdam and Toronto.

His memorable moniker hints at the ungraspable nature of his art, which shifts from piece to piece, never the same while always seeking to probe the role of the artwork. Poignantly, the name Agent X also alludes to a brutal moment in American history: X signifies the last name commonly given to African American slaves and, working under this pseudonym, the elusive artist strives to honour the victims of this history, seeing himself as “a slave to my art in a twisted way.”

As if stepping into a new world, Alfrarvis City could be described as Agent X’s modern surrealist interpretation of a sci-fi universe where viewers are guaranteed to be spoilt for choice on where to look whether that be the mirror red hair and pale white faced figure, or the upside city landscape or the computer graphics in electric blue creating an optical illusion for the mind and eye.

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