Dimly lit with a chiaroscuro effect, the paintings of San Francisco-based artist Alec Huxley combine elements of genre films within surreal, narrative compositions with a spooky ambiance. Inspired by westerns and sci-fi alike, Huxley stages mysterious scenes with ghostly characters whose identities appear obscured. These figures are caught in mid-action, and while their movements may appear natural, their bodies are often arranged in carefully planned geometric patterns that play with symmetry and perspective. Huxley currently has work in a three-person show at L.A.’s C.A.V.E. Gallery along with Jason Hernandez and Nom Kinnear King. Take a look at some of his recent artworks below.