Alic Brock

Alic Brock (b. 1992, Dayton, OH) is a self-taught artist based in Atlanta. Working with ultra-precision in his airbrush technique, Brock “chops and screws” his subject matter, taking iconic images that he finds online and manipulating them first with computer software and then in real-life by skewing his stencils to create an enchanting uneasiness in his final composition. Brock favors pop-culture icons like basketball players and musicians, but he doesn’t shy away from art-historic subjects like a Man Ray photograph, or more obscure athletes like runners and wrestlers, whose energetic gestures Brock exalts and amplifies. Working with a hyper-saturated color palette, Brock’s paintings, with their repetition and inversion, serve as a meditation on digital communication and visual transmission