AFTER YEARS OF WORKING AS AN ACCLAIMED ‘EXPRESSIVE TYPOGRAPHER’, THIS BARCELONA-BASED ARTIST HAS INDULGED HIS PASSION FOR DANCE MUSIC IN A SERIES OF STRIKING AND HUGELY INNOVATIVE PRINTS
LCD Soundsystem and DFA Records’ James Murphy’s face is gruff, unshaven and coarse, the kind of bleary-eyed, fluffy-haired grump seen in the opening scenes of Shut Up and Play The Hits. His eyes are pursed, his mouth rounded in a yawn, drenched in misty, pallid shades of green.
In the flick of a light switch, the face is transformed into of one of the most influential, significant, effortlessly awesome sights in the history of electronic music. He wears a suit, his hair is calmer, his mirrored glasses reflect a blissful scene, all in vibrant, stylish neon. Alex Trochut has captured the key to so many of dance music’s greatest personalities; the duality between the man and the icon, the day and the night, the perceived ideal and the everyday reality. What’s more, he’s captured it on a single piece of paper.
See Alex’s animated website: http://www.binary-prints.com/
Read an interview and see more images in CRACK Magazine: http://crackmagazine.net/art/alex-trochut/