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About the Artist

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Robert F. Alvarez (b. 1988) creates visual narratives drawn from his own writings and observations. With a background in advertising and graphic design, Alvarez’s bold images are often centered on issues of identity, where he examines the intersection of text and image to promote a dialogue of reflection and consideration. Working primarily with black ink, which the artist describes as having a distinct “narrative power intrinsic to our documented experiences,” his works are imbued with a sense of disillusionment or melodrama that facilitates conversations and expresses genuine experiences. Alvarez is currently based in Austin, TX.

Events & Exhibitions

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Showcases SNOWE, New York

05/19/18 - PRESENT

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Showcases The Inside, New York

02/28/18 - 07/11/18

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • RF Alvarez
  • LA-based artist RF Alvarez speaks to identity, image-based culture, and the materiality of his works.
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  • In Good Company
  • The Inside
  • Lush interiors abound at The Inside's newly renovated Tribeca loft, the Creative Compound.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with RF Alvarez
  • RF Alvarez takes us into his home and studio to show off his process, inspiration, and jealousy-inducing natural light.
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  • At Uprise
  • Holiday gift guide
  • Finding gifts can leave any sane person in a tizzy. To help, we put together this list of artworks and objects for all the people in your life.
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  • At Uprise
  • Tricks of the trade with Tina Rich
  • To kick off a new series highlighting some of the amazing designers we collaborate with, we sat down with New York-based designer Tina Rich.