10/13/2012 09:47 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jason Shawn Alexander's 'SIC' Blends Figurative Painting And Graphic Illustration (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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:

Jason Shawn Alexander

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

Jason Shawn Alexander - Sic from Tim Mantoani on Vimeo.