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Renowned artist to showcase works at Birmingham gallery

An internationally-renowned artist will be making an appearance at a Birmingham gallery this weekend.

Alex Echo will be at Castle Fine Art‘s flagship gallery at the Mailbox between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 13th July showcasing a selection of his works. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artist himself, learn about his collections, past and present, and the techniques he uses.

With a professional art career spanning over four decades, Echo has garnered the attention of some the world’s most prestigious corporations. Completely self-taught, his career highlights have included creating fabric designs for fashion designer, Paul Smith, and billboards for Absolut Vodka which ran for one year on the fabled Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California. The artist also painted one of Eric Clapton’s Fender Stratocasters in 2012 which was auctioned and raised £20,000 for a charity founded by the musician.

Alex Echo said: “An artist is only as good as the visionaries who’ve influenced him or her. We can only hope to stand on the shoulders of those who came before us and peer into the visual future. As artists, we must add to the language spelled out through art history, embellishing the vernacular with the filter of the moment.”

Danny Wigley, Gallery Manager at Castle Fine Art, the Mailbox, said: “Alex Echo’s new works are as visually striking as ever. They really need to be viewed in person in order to appreciate the intricate use of colours and textures, and we can’t wait to welcome guests to the gallery to experience the pieces for themselves.”