THE FOREVER DREAM
This series of original artworks invites us to imagine the new personas David Bowie would have embraced in his immortal existence through a series of cybernetic resurrections. Renowned for transcending conventional identities through his innate ability for fluid change, David Bowie defied the confines of the mortal realm, transcending time and space. Infused with Bowie’s diverse interests, passions, and experiences, his spirit serves as the guarding force in the exploration of the ever-evolving nature of self.
A series of works inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice books; a profound influence on Alex’s life and artistic career. Key figures from the Alice universe are reimagined through semi-abstract works and character studies, merging whimsy with wonder, interweaving dark undertones with elements of hope and light.
Commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario, ReBlink is a pioneering and award winning augmented reality art exhibition that reimagines classic paintings for 21st Century. It provides a powerful commentary between past and present through the technological and conceptual juxtaposition of realities. The show garnered well over 300 pieces of international press, a three year extension of a show that was only intended to be a 4 month run and attracted Apple CEO for a personal tour of the show.
"I’ve been lucky enough to work with Alex on a few projects, and thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with him. Alex is full of ideas, has a wonderful imagination and delivers beautiful, original work."
"Very impressive work!"
"Alex Mayhew lives and creates in the Multi-Present. Through his art, he sees - and challenges us to see - a multiplicity of possible realities and experiences in the moment. Fixed reality falls away, elements move and evolve and dissolve; relationships are formed and realized, transformations occur before our eyes. With his ReBlink show at the AGO, Alex activates smart devices as windows on a multitude of animated visions of traditional artworks that confront, confound, delight and entertain the viewer. When you gaze through Alex's magic window, you will see the world as he sees it: vivid, liquid, alive with imagination and possibilities; it is the Future that is here with us now."
"a revelation (in every sense). An actual window on other realities, dreams, the imagination, and delight. If you have ever wondered if there are new ways of creating beauty, then you need to see this work."