Tell us about yourself…
Alex: I was born here in Miami, and my family is from Spain and Cuba. I have lived in Miami my whole life, except for when I went to school in Boston. I love to travel, and do anything that can add to my life resume of experiences.
Since you grew up here, how has Miami played a role in influencing your work?
Alex: The Latin culture and vibe of the city can definitely be viewed in the lines and colors that I use. It’s a city of passion and new exciting experiences.
How long have you been painting for?
Alex: As for the art, I have doodled my whole life on books, during class, for school functions, and plays. I basically could draw anything when I was a kid and then got into street art and graffiti for a bit, but soon dropped that and focused more on sketches. It wasn’t until January 2011 when I moved into my new apartment and I needed a large piece of art for my wall did I know I could paint. I went to the store, bought a canvas, acrylic pain, one brush, and began to paint my first piece in which I painted on the wrong side of the canvas! I had no idea what I was doing when I began, but every painting since then has been a trial and error and success.
What is the inspiration behind your work?
Alex: People, culture, travel, and women. Currently, I have painted a series of women each using several different shapes that when laid together act as almost the completion of a puzzle. Each piece being some kind of life experience, of love, or death of a close friend / friends, and relationships. The style has a very Spanish feel mixed with the ideas of the Venetian / Shakespeare time when with only a mask someone could be who they wanted to be.
How would you describe the local art scene here in Miami?
Alex: Inspiring, each person adds to the scene and it has become an amazing area to meet new people, artists and have experiences. I feel an artist always takes a little bit from others to help when creating something new and original, so this melting pot of art and artists has become a very big influence amongst many.
You are exhibiting for the very first time at Baltus in the Design Distric. What does it mean to be exhibiting coming off the end of such a flourishing fair such as Art Wynwood?
Alex: Very exciting, I have been getting numerous requests from friends, strangers, and family as to where and when will I be showing. This will be the first time that the public will see my work. I can’t wait to see and hear what the critics have to say.
What are you hoping people take with them from your exhibit at Baltus?
Alex: I hope to “wow” people. I want my work to grab the viewer and engage them with the use of the vibrant colors and the sensual lines of the woman and leave them wanting more. There is a lot of emotion that goes into my work and I hope that it will be felt.
To see Alex’s exhibit visit:
Miami Design District, 3925 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
You can find more information on Alex and his art here: