CON/VERSE

        Okay, okay. It isn't an obsession, he swears. But the fascination in his content is apparent. Within the literal dialogue of rendered conversations and cellphone interactions, there is a figurative dialogue from painting to painting, and between the viewer and Alex's work. The interfaces constructed on canvas mirror the ones used in their own creation, building a highly recognizable compilation arranged from text bubbles and buttons and emoticons. As internal narratives reflect the minutia of our day-to-daily, they run perpendicular to the interactions created from each piece's narrative. Their index of popular symbols make up the lexicon in his visual language, while using traditional materials to describe a relatively new medium; articulating pixels with oils, and appropriating utilitarian objects for aesthetic purposes.

        Alexander Giavis is a Boston based painter from Westford, Massachusetts.