Agent X, ‘Omega centauri interferometrics. Limited Edition Print of 20. Contemporary.’, 2017, Flat Space Art
Agent X, ‘Omega centauri interferometrics. Limited Edition Print of 20. Contemporary.’, 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.”

Omega centauri interferometrics could be considered both dramatic and on the opposite spectrum more understated. However, the artist’s ability to transport the viewer into a futuristic and slightly computer graphic world is fascinating with blocks and stripes of electric blue, lime green, lemon yellow, bright orange, muted purple and pinks to name a few colours. The dream like quality of this piece is suited to everyone.

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