Office Magazine Interview - Rex Sees the Devil In Us All

Office Magazine Interview - Rex Sees the Devil In Us All

November 16, 2021

Working out of his studio on the infamous Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles, Rex spent time looking inwards to create this show. His famous character, born out of heartbreak and experiences in his real life, was the focal point of this exhibit. She took on new lives, personalities and even morphed into Donald Trump. Rex wants us to remember that there is a little bit of a devil in all of us and to never be afraid to let that dark side out from time to time. He also has an NFT that will become available for purchase in the coming weeks, so be sure to keep an eye out for that.


Check out office's exclusive interview with Rex below. 

How did you get started making art? What did that look like for you?

It’s actually funny, it’s almost full circle that I have this animation here because I always thought I would end up working at Disney. My grandma would have me paint the VHS covers so I always thought I would work for them and, who knows maybe it could still happen, but that’s how I got started really making art.


This caricature is so amazing and central In your work, how did she come to be?

It’s, well, a lot of real life experiences with relationships and stuff kinda started it, but I feel like as I grew up with it its just more symbolic for this devil that’s in all of us. So that what I feel like she means now


You have the NFT in the front, how do you feel about making that transition into a more digital space with NFTs and everything?

I know people in the art world are pretty split. I’m for it. I am pro block chain, keep your shit, give the artists their rights back you know. You see pieces that sell for millions of dollars and the artists don’t get any of that. Now we can have royalties and even with a psychical piece you can attach a token to it and I’m linked to it for life.


What is next? Any more digital pieces, a new character?

I am actually dropping a toy in Taiwan next month. It’s my first toy, I’m bummed I won’t be able to make it to the show, but they’re amazing vinyl figurines so keep an eye out for that.