Jose Maro Alvarado

STUDY FOR AN UNLIKELY EXIT:

LA GLORIA (HEAVEN)

1989

Lithograph

Curator: QueLaco

STUDY FOR AN UNLIKELY EXIT:

UNA MUERTE (DIPTYCH)

1989

Lithograph

Curator: QueLaco

Jose Maro Alvarado

"Studies for an Unlikely Exit"

I am an artist working in SF and living in Sonoma County. I do sculpture, drawing, painting and lithography. I have been working and showing for the last thirty years. I was born in Texas and I come from a migrant farm worker background. I graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Fine Arts. This work was completed during the last war in the Middle East; it is interesting that we are there again almost a decade later.

My most recent work is called THE LANGUAGE OF ANGLES, inspired by dreams and out of the ordinary encounters with some people and of course, the writing of Jane Roberts; I use charcoal and acrylics on canvas and paper. In lithoghraphy I have been doing what I call gum paintings on aluminum and lithographic ink; abstract figurative with textures and text. In sculpture I have been doing idea constructions using body castings on plaster and found and fabricated objects.

www.josemaro.com