JOSE MARO ALVARADO


josemaro.com

Framing by FRAME

Wet Front on Grey #37

Gum Arabic on Paper

40” x 44”

Retail Value: $1,600

Minimum Bid: $575

Signed

BUY IT NOW! $2,080

 

Jose Maro Alvarado’s life as an artist has been shaped by aspirations for love, fear and death. Dreams and reality that meet in his mind’s eye; visions that he struggles to put onto a working surface in hopes that it conveys who he is and who he wants to be. We all transform and we are not who we started out to be—for the child is indeed still within the man, but he is not the child that “was.” What matters, should matter, is that we want to see our lives reflected in dynamic shapes, colors, and future aspirations.

Jose lives and works in Sonoma County. He does lithography, drawing, and mixed-medium constructions. He was born in Texas and comes from a migrant farmworker background. Jose has been doing gum Arabic paintings on paper, aluminum, and lithographic ink. His work speaks to renewal, transformation and death and rebirth—the cycle of life, both physically and symbolically.

© UCSF Alliance Health Project