Direct Art Magazine

Appeared in the recent edition of Direct Art Magazine. Alongside some really cool art. The article reads:

Alex Chavez

"No sacred cow, or for that matter, sacred images go untouched or escape transformation by the ever-seeing eye of these “Mash-Up” creations. The unexpected and the grotesque, the sacred and the profane, the past and the future all find a home in many of my recombinant artworks. The art of the past masters, ads, cartoons, signs and symbols from around the world all get mashed up in the macabre art grinder and seasoned with a bit of black humor. An extravaganza of image overload, surrealistic cows, day of the dead cast, art is dead poster baby, masters’ images reconfigured, and a host of more misshapen creations and artifacts.

I was born and raised in East Los Angeles. After graduating with a bachelors degree in Fine Art, I painted portraits and murals for ten years. In 1997 I moved with my wife to Taos, New Mexico. Taos is the town of my maternal roots and it seemed a great place to raise our two children. Taos is a great place to quietly work and there I perfected my unique style, craft, and vision. I’m represented by galleries in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and recently have shown work in New York, Paris, Brussels, and Berlin. Wherever surrealism is making an impact."

www.alexchavez.com
Page 52 Direct Art / Volume 18 www.directart.org

Mother and Step Child Divided Mixed Media 18” x 24”