I have not seen Alex's work before. What a great surprise. I'm not entirely sure who my favorite artists are yet. But you certainly know one when you see one. I specifically like his use of really dark areas (sometimes light dabs too) to help me put the rest of the lighting into perspective. It seems like an interesting way to add depth to lighting, without having to repeat classic impressionism. And he paints places that inhabit people, weather or not there are people in them. I guess I see the people painted (in those spaces) in a way I wouldn't always see them either. I will check him out further and see how my thoughts evolve.