Alec Egan (b. 1984) is a Los Angeles based painter. His thick impastoed figurative paintings are strikingly banal interior scenes. The interior spaces his paintings depict are premised on a fictitious memory—wilfully playing on tropes of nostalgia. There are moments of clarity in the messy compositions. Particular objects begin to stick out and become repeated across his various canvases. This repetition allows the items to garner their own strength and intensity, despite their mundane status. A pair of socks or plants on a windowsill are distilled into something melancholic and profound.
Exhibition view: Group exhibition, Good Company: The Remix, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles (6 February–6 March 2021). Courtesy Anat Ebgi.