WHAT: Art Gallery Opening & Reception Acclaimed Greenwich artist Fernando Luis Alvarez presents "Trip Lips" presented at his newly opened Bedford Street gallery. "Trip Lips" will run from December 17th through February 2, 2010. WHEN: Opening reception Thursday, December 17, 2009 from 5-9pm
WHAT: Art Gallery Opening & Reception
Acclaimed Greenwich artist Fernando Luis Alvarez presents "Trip Lips" presented at his newly opened Bedford Street gallery. "Trip Lips" will run from December 17th through February 2, 2010.
WHEN: Opening reception Thursday, December 17, 2009 from 5-9pm
WHERE: 96 Bedford Street, Stamford Downtown
WHO: From the age of 12, Fernando L. Alvarez had a passion for painting. A self taught artist born in Greenwich, CT and raised in Colombia until age 12. He returned to the states to attend high school in Greenwich where he assisted a local known metal sculptor and through her was influenced to enter group shows at the Bruce Museum, Hurlbert Gallery and Silvermine Galleries in New Canaan, CT. He later attended college in London, England where he held his first successful one-man art show in 1997 while studying international business and finance. Since then Fernando has further developed his technique by studying the work of Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Keith Haring, Basquiat, Warhol, Arman and Frank Stella. Alvarez' art stands apart with displays of strange bright red lusty lips all over his canvases. The lips have become one of the trademarks of his artistic work bringing a lusty new meaning to how we perceive them. Additionally, in Alvarez' paintings the viewer recognizes the vivid combination of his interest in business innovation as seen in his early works 'Wall Street Today', 'Blue Ocean Strategy', 'Eclipse Gum' and 'Virgin Cola'. From his rough de Kooning-like strokes, black lining of his figures, crayon-like Basquiat writing, cubist figures and the chaos on the left and/or right of his paintings, the influence is there yet strikingly meshed as his own.
GALLERY LOCATIONS: Since 2008, Fernando's success resulted in the opening of two art galleries within the same year located at 255 Mill Street in Greenwich, CT and 96 Bedford Street in Stamford, CT.
CURRENT MEDIUM: Large format oil on canvas. Aluminum, bronze installation and sculpture work for 2010.
CURRENT TECNIQUE: Takes from de Kooning, Franz Kline, Picasso, Keith
Haring, Basquiat and Frank Stella and creates his own standing apart.
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