Alexander Rosado

Artist in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Alexander Rosado

Artist in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

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Living and playing from the heart and from the Caribbean, on the boundaries between the hilly farming town of Moca and the fishing coasts of Aguadilla in the beautiful northwest of Puerto Rico.

My fascination with the human figure and especially the face began quite a few decades back. Certain unusual events occurred during my childhood, bouts of intense surreal sensations would emerge during the night as I fluctuated between sleep, fever, delirium, and reality. These episodes created extraordinary monochromatic and deformed faces on my bedroom walls that alternated in size and intensity from gigantic and dramatic to tiny and grotesque.

These countenances would seem to communicate with me in incomprehensible languages - at times sounding as huge shouts resounding in my small ears and on others as barely audible clenched teeth whispers.

The result of these illusory world encounters would often be an acute and altered state of consciousness where parts of my body would feel completely malleable and full of the swaying contrasts as a pendulum on a boat in the high seas.

My love for painting, drawing and art also began as a child, demonstrating at an early age great visual observation skills and a dominion of drawing. My initial favorites during these times were comic book Super heroes and professional wrestling champions especially the ones with masks.

Although the brushstrokes and lines in some of my current work create chaotic patterns, irregular forms, and on occasion oscillate between schemes of rhythmic, organic, and tangled colors - they organize and transform into realistic figurative pieces that emanate movement, mystery, life, structure, texture, and contrasts.

Born in Rincon, P.R. on August 1960 and obtaining a BSEE from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus in 1985. Worked professionally as an EE for various years in different corporations in California and Puerto Rico. Although having literally taken only a couple of workshops in painting I've studied without interruption the great masters throughout time and consider myself a self taught artist.

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