“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
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 Using disparate historical references, he draws from motifs and iconography to address issues of identity and culture, often including the intersection of text and image.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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