Jason Shawn Alexander (the graphic illustrator) and Jason Shawn Alexander (the figurative artist) are almost like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. His graphics have appeared in Dark Horse, Warner Brothers and D.C. comics and are eternally slick in black-and-white. His paintings, however, glorify every rough patch, mistake and spontaneous smudge in their making, creating a work of art at once not fully formed yet already in a state of decay.

The comics seem to depict a timeless alternate reality while the massive-scale paintings, most of which are over five square feet, drip with mortal imperfection. In critic James Scarborough's words: Alexander "may be the midwife who gives birth to these figures but, like a newborn child, these figures will continue to mature and develop."

For the first time in a gallery setting, Alexander is combining his two personas into one. Intense paintings and iconic illustrations, including his images for Batman, will appear together for this exhibition sure to please the Comic-Con and art crowds alike.

Check out osme of Alexander's work below:

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  • Windell 54x70 in. oil and mixed media on canvas 2012

  • The Great Egress 60x74 Oil, plaster, and paper on canvas

  • The Lovers 60x80 oil, string, roses, and paper on two canvases

  • Passenger 54x54 in. oil and mixed media on canvas 2012

  • Of Two Minds 54x70 in. oil and mixed media on canvas 2012

  • Momentum 60x60 in. oil and mixed media on canvas 2012

  • Larger in Life 106x70 in. oil and mixed media on canvas 2012

  • dig 54x54 in. oil and mixed media on canvas 2012

  • Cheating at Solitaire 60x74 oil, paper, on canvas

  • A Resurrection to Nothing and Grace 36x48 in. oil and mixed media on canvas 2012

  • A Fight Chance 45x45 ink, acrylic, and paper on canvas

Jason Shawn Alexander's {sic} will show from October 13th through November 26th at 101/exhibit Los Angeles. Alexander will attend the opening tonight.

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