59x50 in. "Anemone" -  Oil on Canvas
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Large abstract expressionist contemporary oil painting by Alexis Portilla. 

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A spectacular piece in terms of the atmospheric brushwork, colors and texture of this large piece. 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 in the last 2 decades. His works have been commissioned by major corporations, universities and for private collections.


MFA, Columbia University (1990) 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