7.5 x 6.6 ft - Court of the Red King - Oil on canvas Abstract Expressionist
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This is a large, vibrant, colorful and strong abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas that is full of life and vigor.

Alexis Portilla, shows that his artistic virtuosity ranges from the strong and bold and big to the fragile, vulnerable small exquisite pieces in beeswax and oil (Pale Fire).

Alexis Portilla obtained his Master's 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.


He has exhibited his works in group and solo exhibitions nationally within the past 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
PWC Boston, MA
Meredith and Grew Boston, MA
Farley White Boston, MA
Edwards and Angell Providence, RI
Acadian Asset Management Boston, MA
Proskauer Rose Boston, MA