Frisco Fine Art is excited to bring the work of Venezuelan sculptor José Ignacio Alvarado to North Texas. Please join us for an opening reception and to meet the artist on Saturday, March 17, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Alvarado, an architect and designer, was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1951. Throughout his distinguished career, he has been a university professor, the author of Arquitectura para todos (Architecture for All), a columnist at Diario Los Andes and a critic for Artefacto magazine. He has also taken part in ecological projects for zoos and botanical gardens.
Alvarado creates his sculptures out of metal ribbon, incorporating the space around the sculpture into the piece. The dance of the ribbon in the air creates a flowing figure which, when combined with color, results in a spiritual response from the viewer.
“Throughout my career as an architect, I satisfied people´s need for functionality. However, I have come to understand that mankind also needs to feel spiritual satisfaction, which has to be sought. This search is the focus of my work.”
Alvarado´s artwork has been exhibited in the U.S., Venezuela and Aruba.
Frisco Fine Art
7227 Main Street #400
Frisco, Texas 75034