About Alias Trate

Working under an alias that refers to the human traits he paints, London-based Alias Trate makes no preparatory drawings, preferring to stand before his canvases and paint intuitively, capturing human sensibilities in subconsciously sourced forms.  He employs a haunting aesthetic to chronicle the human condition through arresting colour palettes, intricate geometric brush patterns and bold gender-fluid figures.  

Working with handmade oil paints, enhanced by large ratios of walnut, safflower and linseed oils, his canvases are characterised by an obsession with singular colour schemes and unyielding gazes. His work is held in private collections in Canada, Mexico, France, UAE and the UK.

Working under an alias that refers to the human traits he paints, London-based Alias Trate makes no preparatory drawings, preferring to stand before his canvases and paint intuitively, capturing human sensibilities in subconsciously sourced forms.  He employs a haunting aesthetic to capture the human condition through arresting colour palettes, intricate geometric brush patterns and bold gender-fluid figures.  

Working with handmade oil paints, enhanced by large ratios of walnut, safflower and linseed oils, his canvases are characterised by an obsession with singular colour schemes and unyielding gazes.

“With his evocative dayglo paintings popping-up in unexpected places, Alias Trate is quickly establishing himself as one of the UK’s most prominent emerging artists. Full of pensive, piercing eyes and contorted gender-fluid bodies, his work deals with troubled states of being.”

- Aesthetica Magazine

The signature on his works is derived from a reimagined coin of the Roman Emperor Antoninius Pius, the adoptive father of Marcus Aurelius - the Roman Philosopher King. The coin displays a faceless bust - a play on the artist's alias - with the latin inscriptions Fortem, Immortalem and the Roman numerals MCMLXXIV, the year of Alias Trate's birth.