• $1500

  • size 30" × 24" × 1.875"
  • year 2017
  • materials Ink on brown linen paper
  • framed In white
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“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
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About the Artist

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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 Using disparate historical references, he draws from symbolic motifs and mythical iconography to address issues of identity and culture.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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From the Journal

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  • Inside the Studio
  • RF on natural pigments
  • RF Alvarez talks about the specific histories of the natural pigments he used to paint his figurative series 'Elegy'.
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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
  • RF on "Archivo"
  • We take a first look at RF Alvarez's 'Archivo' series at his Austin, TX studio.
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  • At Uprise
  • 15 of the year's best spaces
  • Out with 2020 and in with 2021. We're reflecting on all of the spaces that became home to Uprise Art over the past year.
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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.
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  • At Uprise
  • Tricks of the trade with Chango & Co.
  • We chatted with Susana Simonpietri, the creative director behind Chango & Co., about her tips on collecting art, design advice, and guidance on how to “make beauty happen”.
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  • Meet
  • RF Alvarez
  • RF Alvarez shares his sun-filled Austin studio with us to talk about antiquity, materiality, and world-building.
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  • At Uprise
  • 7 books that inspire artists
  • We turned to 7 Uprise Art artists to share the books that are currently inspiring them - from classic art books to introspective novels.
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  • In Good Company
  • An emerging wellness startup
  • A quickly growing wellness and beauty startup finds a new home in New York's Flatiron district.
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  • At Uprise
  • Tricks of the trade with Fogarty Finger
  • We caught up with one of the design teams at Fogarty Finger to talk about supporting emerging artists, color as a guiding design principle, and art as hospitality. 
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