Artist of the Day / Alex Prager / Los Angeles

Alex Prager is another photographer I found out about on

“A Hitchcock blonde in a meringue-colored dress crouches on a roadside embankment. she looks like ready to pounce. or flee. such is a typical photograph by 30-year-old alex prager, whose popsicle-hued prints look like noir thrillers brought to vivid life.”

“She takes inspiration from cinematic conventions of directors such as Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock and fashion photography such as Guy Bourdin.”

“Her images are like stills from a film often set in the 1970s and with the distinct setting of Los Angeles.”

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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3 Responses to Artist of the Day / Alex Prager / Los Angeles

  1. As a fan of Cindy Sherman, of course I must like these images (and wonder how they could be displayed without mention of CS!).

  2. Well, Anna, It looks like Cindy Sherman will have to be the focus of one of my posts. One of the reasons I started the Artist of the Day isn’t because I know so much about Art and Artists, but because I know so little! I would appreciate hearing about any artists that you, or anyone else, think I MUST learn about. I’m not really interested in ‘pretty’, ‘beautiful’, etc., but rather in ‘challenging’.

    thanks, Mike

  3. clinock says:

    Thank you for your visit to art rat cafe. I’ve explored your site a little – enough to say I really like what you are doing and admire your energy – that’s a lot of work. It’s also a great way for me to discover new (to me) artists without trolling the web which I have little time to do. Thanks for the resource…

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