ALEX KNOST OPENING EXHIBITION

Artist, musician, & surfer, Alex Knost (b.1985) has been experimenting within surfings subculture for over a decade, submerging his interest in vintage surfboard design as well as a wide range of various artistic mediums. Surfer Magazine has called Knost “unlike any other surfer in the world”, drawing from 60’s and 70’s technique for poised, imaginative, eccentric form. In 2012 Alex founded his own surfboard label Brown Microwave Television, experimenting with outdated or disregarded design. He has traveled internationally creating and exhibiting various bodies of work in the form of paintings, films, photography, sculpture and music. He has recorded and toured with since expired “pop rock group” Japanese Motors, as well as current lo-fi minimal pop band Tomorrows Tulips. In 2016 he debuted Glitterbust, an experimental electric guitar duo formed with Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. In 2017 Alex co-founded the Costa Mesa Conceptual Art Center (Costa Mesa, CA). Most recently his photography was exhibited at Acne Studios (Tokyo), Depart Foundation (Los angeles) and 303 gallery (NYC).