Alex Daw’s work possesses an edginess that has seen him show at galleries including the National Portrait Gallery, and take commissions from famous fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren. Combining painting and collage, Daw uses imagery taken from magazines as diverse as National Geographic and Penthouse and gathered media from the flea markets of Berlin. Describing the images that he is drawn to as ‘sexual, sophisticated, sci-fiand natural history’, he talks about collaged images having a ‘glossy, finished quality’. He is constantly looking for ways to combine painting and collage in new and arresting ways. Although the source material ...

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