Rex Chouk from Jeddah Saudi arabia, creates contemporary mixed media works that comment on pop and consumer culture as well as current politics. His brightand colorful works are highly influenced by his background in the way in which he whimsically combines traditional garments worn in Saudi Arabia with iconic cartoon characters, and slang from global pop culture. His creation of powerful imagery resonates with the viewer and allows them to question modern day contradictions.
"Rexstatic #3" is part of his earlier works which are often linked to the painting styles of Basquiat and Haring. Rex Chouk states how his inspiration comes more from them as culturally active spirits, rather than as artists of specific technique.His use of the "skull" as a form of identity embodies the universality of human kind, in what we share common despite our race and our soul. complete