Alex Kopps is a San Francisco based artist and surf film maker who has done some work with RVCA. He’s part of that longboard renaissance that’s going down in Costa Mesa, San Francisco and other creative surf hubs around the world. Kopps’ painting style is very non-objective, but at the same time natural. He achieves this by choosing subject matter with strong ties to nature and earth. When at a showing he drives the natural vibe of his works home by incorporating live grass and scrap wood. He also has been experimenting with US currency, sewing it together to make silhouettes and clothes.
The surf project he’s been working is described by RVCA as follows:
“The film is based around an obscure surf subculture inspired by the designs of George Greenough and later refined by Greg Liddle through his displacement hulls, or what its proponents call “stubbies.” Displacement will combine 1970s super 8 footage from “stubbie” dungeon master Steve Krajewski and the generally DIY approach to contemporary mixed media supplied by Kopps. Alex has always enjoyed challenging structure in his art, which is also evident in his filmmaking.”
If you happen to come across a piece by Alex take a minute to absorb it. Oh wait, what’s this? There’s some of his work posted below courtesy of RVCA: