“Lately, I've been taking a look at how these objects can come to shape identities and how they reflect an individual's relationship to a heritage. How can certain motifs resonate differently as time passes, adopting new meaning? How can personal artifacts fold into a larger fabric of historical ones? Can new meaning be manipulated out of ancient figurations? These are the questions I've been exploring.” — RF Alvarez
RF Alvarez (b. 1988) explores the act of artifact-making in his work. Using disparate historical references, he draws from motifs and iconography to address issues of identity and culture, often including the intersection of text and image. His work focuses on how the documents of experiences can have their own tradition or heritage and how those heritages can reflect back onto the subject. Alvarez is currently based in Austin, TX.
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