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Alex Achaval
space My work can be described in many different categories but I would simply define it as contemporary portraiture.An added uncharacteristic element or found object can also be seen throughout my work such as the “paintbrush girl” series where I take classic wooden brushes and apply them onto the canvas or wood panel before I begin. This series of 3d painting was adapted after seeing an old truck that someone had painted to blend in with the wall behind it in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. I like to incorporate these objects into my work to represent the obstacles we have to overcome in life. You have toeither paint over it like it was never there or embrace it. Not to mention it challenges me, it works well and it’s fun! You can see me at goodwill or Value Village with my hands full of the weirdest combination of objects.

I try to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations. I believe that is what art is all about. Your own associations. "I simply love to paint and create something that will live forever, and that something is usually pretty bizarre."

I’m currently living and working in Seattle.
Alex Achaval - See You Tomorrow
"See You Tomorrow"

Alex Achaval - Two Little Lies
"Two Little Lies"

Alex Achaval - The Red Eye for Nothing
"The Red Eye for Nothing"

Alex Achaval - Know Where Anymore
"Know Where Anymore"

Alex Achaval - All of the Auras
"All of the Auras"

Alex Achaval - Between You and Me
"Between You and Me"

Alex Achaval - Eye Rose
"Eye Rose"

Alex Achaval - Eye Can and I will
"Eye Can and I will"

Alex Achaval - Three Star
"Three Star"

Alex Achaval - Preferred Customer
"Preferred Customer"

Alex Achaval - The Weight of the Elements
"The Weight of the Elements"

Alex Achaval - The Beautiful Things We've Lost
"The Beautiful Things We've Lost"

Alex Achaval - Eye Candy
"Eye Candy"


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