About the Artist:
Alan Rhodes was born in 1956 in Zambia, but he left at an early age when his family moved to Montreal, Quebec. He was always artistically inclined, a trait he inherited from his father, an amateur artist himself. Alan began pencil drawings at the age of 12, self-taught and concentrating on the human form utilizing classical techniques and esthetics.
At university, Alan took Classical Studies, pursuing his other great love, history. Deciding that becoming a teacher was not his path, he continued in the art world.
Montreal’s underground alternative scene of the 1980s lead him into audio experimentation and eventually into the role of radio producer and performer, spearheading the long-running comedy show The Psychotic Hour, of which its run covered the years of 1983-2010.
Alan moved to Toronto in 1999, following a career in graphic arts and web design, with work done for everyone from the United Nations to Peter Jackson of “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy fame.
When real life doesn’t intervene, Alan continues to produce several drawings a year, as well as newer interests such as audio-visual experiments and CGI/3D animations and renderings.
Dogbotz Boneyard has collected the graphite drawings of Alan Rhodes because of the classical esthetics readily apparent in each of his pieces, and yet what remains traditional in technique contains an emotional content infused with the erotic. His subjects exude a sensual yet sensitive masculine sexuality that cannot be denied, rendering each portrait uniquely intimate and vulnerable. And so, from our Dogbotz Boneyard Gallery of Art for your own personal collection, we present Alan Rhodes’s Agitator #1.