Alexander Tucker (b. 1976) is a multi-media artist working across music, painting, comics, collage, sculpture, film and live performance.
Formally trained as a painter at the Slade School of Fine Art, Tucker went onto produce a series of critically acclaimed solo albums for renowned Chicago based record label Thrill Jockey and All Tomorrow’s Parties. He also has a number of collaborative projects including avant-pop, electronic duo Grumbling Fur (with Daniel O’Sullivan) - and tape loop radiophonic project Imbogodom (with Daniel Beban), recorded at BBC Bush House. Grumbling Fur’s Preternaturals, was featured in Q, The Quietus and The Line Of Best Fit’s Albums of the Year 2014. Tucker has toured extensively in the British Isles, Europe, New Zealand and the U.S. Recent collaborations sees Grumbling Fur’s alter-ego Time Machine Orchestra teaming up with drone crazy maker Charlemagne Palestine, releasing two lp’s of extended improvised composition.
Tucker co-produced the comic anthology Sturgeon White Moss, which launched in early 2000, contributing comics, illustration and design. His work combines a love of underground, outsider and classic comics, weaving dark tales of metaphysical horror and it was with Sturgeon White Moss that he began serialising strips such as Thou and the graphic novel Shandor.
Bridging the gap between his fine art background and as a singer songwriter, improviser and sound manipulator, Tucker continues to collaborate with both fine artists and experimental musicians. Recurring motifs in Tucker’s work include repetition, deconstruction of standardised musical traditions and the juxtaposition of themes both ancient and modern, domestic and fantastical.
Alexander Tucker lives and works in London.