Alvaro Alvarez


Born: Argentina 1965
Alvarez bases his drawings on images from books, magazines and old calendars. His method of working involves careful, close examination of a photographic image before recreating it in his own drawing. This process may involve many attempts before he is satisfied with the end result. Tracings of a work’s earlier incarnations are often visible where he has partially erased them and sought a fresh space to start again. His drawings and paintings have an extraordinary delicacy and a haunting, ethereal quality.

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