Alex Pardee: Making a Mess

Late last year, we took a trip to the Bay Area to catch up with our long time friend and collaborator, Alex Pardee. The idea was to hang out, watch him work and find out what makes this wonderfully-multifaceted gentleman tick. This is the first video in our new series about the people behind the brush.

We spent the day watching Alex laugh, paint, snap the odd selfie and talk about his DIY approach to life. His unlikely career in art seems to be the byproduct of a series of experiments and failures gone right. He earns a living from his art but it also helps him cope with the tumultuous times in his life. He faces his demons by throwing them at the canvas and twisting them into bizarre and hilarious comments on pop culture. It’s cathartic for him and disturbing yet oddly comforting for the rest of us.

Check out his portfolio and his perenially-amusing Instagram.

Shoutout to Alex’s pal and fellow Bay Area resident Aesop Rock for the soundtrack.