27x26" - Black Pearl - Mixed Media on Paper
This is a beautiful piece by Alexis Portilla. The rich inky greys and blacks of this piece contrasts against the symbolism of vessels and pictographs. Vessels are a recurring theme in Portilla's work as symbolic of the potential for the ability to hold and receive.
Mixed Media on Paper
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The artist Alexis Portilla obtained his Masters of Fine Arts at Columbia University in 1990. His bold linear lines, use of symbols, pictographs and strong colors create atmospheric abstracts.
“Using simple forms and creating swathes of rich texture, Alexis Portilla builds atmospheric abstract paintings that convey a sense of time having passed. Brushy areas of color suggest the indeterminacy of memory, while bold linear forms speak for the present.”
- Meredith Mendelsohn, Art News magazine review.
Influenced by the emotion of artistic expression in music, poetry and literature, the artist finds bold expression in color, lines and shapes that resemble pictographs, and texture.
The artist has shown in group and solo exhibitions nationally for more than 20 years. His works have been commissioned by major corporations, universities and for private collections.
MFA, Columbia University
BFA, Pratt Institute
Selected Public Collections
Penn State University
New York Public Library
Selected Corporate Collections
Harvard Club Cambridge, MA
Meredith and Grew Boston, MA
Farley White Boston, MA
Edwards and Angell Providence, RI
Acadian Asset Management Boston, MA
Proskauer Rose Boston, MA