88 x 72 in. Large Oil Painting - Okinawa
This beautiful vibrant piece oil painting is "Okinawa" by Alexis Portilla.
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Alexis 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.” “In some of his smaller works, Portilla experimented with beeswax. Applying a smooth coat of wax over the surface, the artist sealed in his sparse, abstract forms, while leaving whole sections empty, the images hover in the wax, as if frozen in time, yet the pieces have a fresh, almost dewy look.”
- 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 both nationally and internationally. His work was was recently shown and collected at Art Miami 2014. His works have been commissioned by and is collected by major corporations, universities and private collectors.
1993-1994 Faculty /Adjunct Instructor
Department of Printmaking
Columbia University New York, NY
1983 – 1994 HEOP/SEOG Full scholarship
To attend Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1984-85 Charles A. Dana Internship and
Grant, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
April 2007 Penn State University -State College, PA - Department of Chemistry
1996 The New York Public Library, New York, NY
Department of Prints and Drawings
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
Mikasa Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
First Atlantic Capital, New York, NY
Warner Brothers, New York, New York
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