“The 'Cave Paintings' are artifacts from an alternative future. A place where simple, natural things are cherished. A place void of plastic or styrofoam or racism or indifference. The American system, its history and norms, is remembered like Ancient Rome. Time loses its linearity. The past remembers the future.” — RF Alvarez
Austin, Texas-based artist RF Alvarez (b. 1988) explores the act of artifact-making through painting. Using disparate historical references, he draws from symbolic motifs and mythical iconography to address issues of identity and culture. Using color as a gateway to evoke an emotional resonance, RF’s carefully selected palette creates an atmospheric environment for his figurative narratives.
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