“I've been working to allow more chance and improvisation in my studio practice. This series of collages is the result of allowing the medium itself to have a more active role in the creation of the composition. Like the 'Just Visiting' series, the imagery is a constellation of memory: experiences allowed to manifest in abstracted, emotional ways. I wanted to remove the thinking process and instead allow a sort of subconscious manifestation of image â an improvised dance between material and feeling.” — 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 Using disparate historical references, he draws from symbolic motifs and mythical iconography to address issues of identity and culture.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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