Ox-Alien is a Dutch artist who started in the late eighties with tagging his name on everything which came by, especially on locations along the train tracks, and places that were hard to reach. Around the year 2000 he made the switch to actual street art.
During this 'era' it was most common to create wicked characters, develop your own style and show the world what you're made of. Instead of wild-styling and tagging, he created a pink flying head with one eye as an “O” and one eye as a “X”. Some people on the streets called it “Ox-Alien” and very quickly this became the artist's pseudonym. Not much later he became part of the 'Lastplak Collective', that won the people’s choice prize of the very first Dutch Street Art awards.
Lastplak is a group of eleven painters with different backgrounds and diverse skills. Their goal is to paint, no matter what surface, size or location. Most of their work can be found in their home base, Rotterdam, but they have done their fair share of traveling and creating magnificent pieces abroad. In the portfolio below you can see Ox-Alien's works that are often collaborations with Edo Rath, KBTR, Doodkonijn and many others of the Lastplak collective and their friends…
Ox-Alien also participated in various mural projects in Thailand, France and Greece. Lately he's is painting more on canvas and participating in exhibitions and shows.