Alexis Duque

Studio Building
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Studio Location
"Planet" Acrylic on canvas 72x72
"Mountain" Acrylic on canvas 60x56
"Solares" Acrylic on canvas 30x40
"Construction" Acrylic on canvas 56x60
"Sanctuary" Acrylic on canvas 56x60
Artist's Statement

The chaotic and unavoidable processes of urbanization in our globalized and over populated world are the central focus of my work. My paintings explore perceptions of innocence and violence, transgression and balance. I like to work with improbability and distortion, and this often let us discern what is normal and what is not; dysfunction helps to elucidate function.The dual experience is evoked by exaggerating drama and chaos in a destroyed street after a bombing, using bright and pastel colors, or the total absence of human beings in a landscape opposing the saturation of daily objects. With this juxtaposition I pretend to create a response that fluctuates between purity and corruption, balance and distortion. My work attempts to challenge our constructed responses to these images by triggering a double take in the way the viewer confronts the idea of urbanization, and urbanization within contemporary culture.


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