The Food tent by Alex Weir

Alex is a painter based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His playful and humorous work takes many forms, ranging from digital drawings created on MS Paint, to large scale interactive installations and painted murals. Whatever the medium, Alex’s work is always, in some way or another, related to food. Most of the time it is simply the aesthetic qualities of a certain food that engage him (he’s always painting fried eggs for example, and he’s no idea why). But it is also the cultural qualities that certain foods may carry and the social environments they create. Cafes, restaurants and kitchens where people gather and food is both created and consumed are a key point of interest for him and the inspiration behind him designing this year’s food tents at Brainchild.

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