Alex Stevenson Diaz
Alex Stevenson is an artist with appreciation of the human, which communicates through expressive poses the inner struggle of man with himself, his yearnings for freedom, their prisons and bonds.
Anatomies which express the hardness in a baroque miguelangelesco. The tension of his hands and fingers or the rigidity of the neck muscles in head turns back, giving way to an energy that comes from the inside more visceral. As if dreams were dealt, play with symbols; Icaros of someone who wants to take up an area without restrictions or strings, touches of women who retain their femininity, but also, paradoxically, the dams, tasty fruits that contain within itself a promise and only deceive those who test. The frustration is always present, is the sign of the human condition, to go ahead by force of the interior life, but it risks seeing hopes dashed. Always alone, sometimes suffering, men and women think about each other, as if to complete a forced separation, and suffer none of the same areas, in the comfort of a well in the same space-time dimensions
The rapid evolution of the artist, as if those figures were represented, has strengthened his muscles painting. The difficulty of representing the human body along with that of being an artist of his own time, linking the work to more modern and eclectic aesthetic that departs from the conventions of traditional easel painting, combining a mixture of styles and references: graphics line of clean, handled brushes like graffiti, architectural details and fabrics, or compartments of the fund as a work of geometric abstraction is involved. The bright colors remind me of the wall treatments primitive cultures, the fresh Bonanpak in Mexico, those of Ajanta in India.
The colors and lines surrounding the figures reinforce the subjugation of the wall, and the strong presence of pulp painting, along with the work of spatula, bring the space back to the plane and texture. Illuminations marked out the size of the wall as genuine bas chiaroscuro, specifying every muscle and every vein full of vitality. In his larger canvases provides a development and organization of space according to the directionality of the elements, crystallizing and maintaining all elements of the set, while directing the light elements in the narrative of the work. Spanish artist Javier arizabalo
TEXT OF THE WORK STEVENSON ALEX DIAZ
In this pre-meeting with the works of Stevenson, in this back to us, I perceive with pleasure a more daring, more provocative, more liberated some of our too his ways and turn to a more universal. Stevenson has spent a figurative one anatomist not know the delights of good drawing, now away from the literal description almost photographic atmosphere lit with primary sepias and inviting build a very personal interpretation of the time traveler, what remains human, which so far eludes you know, there is clearly a more dynamic painting.
The thick filling, spatula, pre recurring magical symbolism, substance intentionally becomes the background and takes the "form", it opens different paths to the entire work, which is a lot of poetic identity, is a metamorphosis own growth and an ongoing search, the motion stated, is a painful ceremony, solitary, a point of bankruptcy between the sacred and the profane. Struggle between figuration and abstraction, is a new universe that is reclaiming its space beyond the limits of reason and logic, it retains the act of fiction and slides of vision that does not express the other day reading the evidence. His proposal is sufficiently mature that it does not need an explanation verbalística, he is still half the work between the traveler and are strokes, colors, and atmospheres that are connected with the spiritual power of the artist sets before you today, friends, traveling , metaphorical language.
Elves Gregory Escritor Colombiano. My emotional point of flight into art, was drawing huge space where I walked aimlessly without fixed schedules and to become an admirer of the anatomy and joyous, the job and testing, the human body was transformed to the extent perfect for my visual universe, in pencil, in pastel, acrylic, oil, together with all materials, a party was the theme of my painting. Today it still is, only now there's a new reading, a vision from another time with another sale, this opens a world of possibilities, images, colors, textures, scents and symbols, is a symbiosis between the picture the figurative and the abstract, a free interpretation of the painter. I do not care to have a qualification or a qualification within a specific school or style, I can assure you, that if this is a sincere love, perhaps I support what I a puppeteer friend said: "Alchemy is visual, optical illusion ...."
STEVENSON ALEX DIAZ