As a “Global Art Center,” we are focused on Detroit talent but also welcome artists from around the country and the world to experience and contribute to the cultural wealth of our great city. The Gift of Art Exhibition includes two such artists, who are visiting us and making an impact with their art. Meet Esé Alexis, whose art we are proud to represent in this show! Visit us to view the work in person or enjoy it and shop below….
Esé Alexis. End in the City, 2020. 18″ x 24″ Acrylic and oil on canvas, framed. $400
Born and raised in New York City, Esé Alexis has deep Detroit family roots. He was Artist-in-Residence at Irwin House Gallery during the month of September 2020, where he developed new work, participated in and was instrumental in preparing the JUSTICE PEACE + LOVE outdoor banner exhibition.
Esé has enjoyed drawing and comic book illustrating from an early age and has taken on professional work and commissions since middle school. He attended the High School of Graphic Communication Arts and honed his skills at The Arts Students League of New York as well as The Children’s Art Carnival. In recent years, he has focused on landscape drawings, in which he captures New York neighborhoods rendered entirely in oil pastels. Works from this series have been shown in group exhibitions at galleries and cultural institutions throughout New York.
Esé’s most current body of work includes pastel drawings and mixed-media paintings, addressing and challenging histories and mythologies, and exposing the undercurrents of life. Ese’s art appears in private collections in New York, Washington D.C., Detroit, MI and Seattle, WA. He has also been commissioned for his illustrations by private clients and the Black Star News.
Esé Alexis. The Voyage, 2020. 18″ x 24″ Acrylic and oil on canvas, framed. $400
Contact Irwin House Gallery to inquire about or purchase any of these works of art: 313.932.7690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.