|Nacimiento:||1961 en Venezuela|
|Residencia:||Reside en Florida, Estados Unidos|
|Exposiciones colectivas vigentes:||A Very Anxious Feeling: Voices of Unrest in the American Experience|
|Enlaces oficiales||Web Pinterest|
Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) began his artistic career as a performance who "channeled" a spirit named Carlos as a way of exploring and critiquing religious and scientific belief systems. The successful artist hoax took him on tour to five continents, with appearances before large audiences and on television. The notoriety and quality of his performance art led to his inclusion in the venerable Whitney Biennial in 2002, but then he stopped performing life . A transition from performance-based art to visual art can be a challenger , but Alvarez has changed over seamlessly , with the ideas that he investigated during his mystical explorations serving has the conceptual basis for his current artwork. As a shaman's role is to be an intermediary between the spirit world and human world.Alvarez presents the viewer with a kaleidoscopic interpretation of the supernatural brilliantly giving two-dimensional form to extrasensory experience .The Artist employs a unique combination of rich materials, such as feathers , quills and crystals , with watercolors, acrylic,enamel and resin (as well as computer-based imaged and tools )on paper or wood .His abstract shapes can be found in science,nature and psychedelia (which strongly informs the colors palette), but they resist cliche.Alvarez makes the final peaces appear quite flat and often slick the surface.This super-flatness (invoking the term used for much of contemporary Japanese art( is what makes Alvarez's artwork read less like mixed-media collage and more like painting with "super-contemporary"look. Jose Alvarez lives and works in South Florida ,USA. He was raised in Venezuela and New York,where he attended the School of Visual Arts. He is represented by Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, Collections include MOCA , Miami, Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz , Miami , Beth Rudin DeWoody, New York . Takashi Murakami , Tokyo, Dakis Joannou, Greece. Upcoming exhibitions , Altered States at the Norton Museum of the Art in West Palm Beach, featuring Alvares, Yayoi Kusama, Fred Tomaselli and Leo Villareal.KWT.