Alex Venezia is a contemporaty American painter based in North Carolina. His work is largely figurative, often featuring portrayals of young women in apparent states of worry or emotional distress.
What particularly strikes me about venezia’s work is his use of value. His subtle and carefully balanced value relationships remind me of 19th century painters like Jules Bastien-Lepage, Jean-Francois Millet and George Clausen. The feeling produced is one of timelessness.