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Alexis Covato

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Alexis Covato, a.k.a LEX is an artist, illustrator, and art educator. She studied illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design, as well as Studio Art and Art History at Chatham University. LEX is also a body work practitioner focusing on helping bodies heal themselves through mind, body, and spirit connection. She has exhibited paintings in states such as Pittsburgh, New Jersey, New York, and Arizona,etc. As well as and sells to private collectors and small galleries across America as well as internationally. Collectors is countries such as France, Switzerland, Thailand, Australia, and Canada hold her works.

Alexis Covato believes in making art experiences available for all people. This belief has sprung from liberal family and a life lived in a visually rich and stimulating environment. Therefore Alexis does not place higher cultural value on "fine art" as opposed to "illustration". She is very versatile but she is known for juxtaposing the whimsical and beautiful with the absurd and sometimes horrific. LEX is available for commissions and freelance illustrations. To view editorial illustrations you can visit www.lexcovato.com . LEX Covato is currently working on a new series. If you are a gallery owner interested in representing her please contact LEX at lexart@lexcovato.com

Assembly of Sanctity

STATEMENT: Large Gallery Art

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My paintings are figural, expressive, and pattern based. I aim to convey emotion through contorting the lines and shapes of the figures as well as the patterned environments they inhabit. Though my paintings are drenched with energy my figures tend to hold a quiet reserve and emanate a sense of intense power. I depict this power through their facial features, the tension of their muscles, and most importantly the activated patterns amidst them. Though I work with two seemingly different focuses, figure and pattern, I use them as one. I envision the figure as made up of a series of unique and repeating shapes and thus represent my figures as interlaced with the patterning. I draw inspiration from and find my work bearing similarities to a variety of movements /styles: German Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Byzantine Icons, stain glass works, and Street Art. During the process of creating a painting I work in layers. I often treat the surface before applying gesso. Because of the textural quality I wish to produce I choose most often to paint on wood paneling. After applying many washes to the surface I like to undulate between expressive and sometimes harsh treatment of the surface as well as delicate and fluid line. I aim to create a solid painting that emanates light, like that of Michelangelo's' Sistine Chapel yet retains it's spontaneity and movement.

"Dawn of the Awakening"

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