Alex Lehours was commissioned to paint this wall in celebration of the people and places that helped shape the local area of Liverpool, Sydney and Australia. The project is the culmination of three separate entities that joined creative forces in the hope of bringing the community closer together by virtue of their diverse history. Accomplished Sydney based artist Alex Lehours enjoys exploring the dimensions of harmonious balance between subject, colour and contrast. The commissioning company and space provider is Coronation Property, a developers corporation reshaping the community and skylines. We’re accustomed to this system and others in the United Kingdom. Certain street art blog networks in London have turned developers hoardings into a revenue stream. Next is the council, whom to their credit in Australia, seem to be making real efforts to unify artists with legal spaces. They present commissioning opportunities for artists to apply for through official council websites.
Alex Lehours is currently mid-way through his four-week long commission, Alex’s inspiration was drawn from his desire to depict the site’s heritage and its relationship with the contemporary designer apartment community that will transform the site over the coming years. Describing his work, the freelance illustrator, artist and designer from Sydney refers to his unique style as an eccentric explosion of chaos, humour, colour and absolute randomness.
“In terms of colour within the piece, I wanted to combine sepia tones that highlight the vintage aspect of the artwork with brighter more vibrant colours. This will contrast nicely with the grey tones of the more realistic elements I will paint. I was really keen to feature the workers who contributed to the site’s past and also chose iconic references that reflected the major events in area’s past that are still readily recognisable now” said Alex Lehours.