Large Oil on Paper - Vessel Red
This is rich, vibrant and strong abstract expressionist piece by an established artist who has received recognition for his work. The piece is rich in poetic significance and symbolism yet visually arresting.
"This series portray the shapes of vessels, vessels are everywhere and we are one of them."
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. 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.
We showcase this talented artist's sheer virtuosity both in style and use of varied medium which is apparent in his works in which he paints large oil abstracts as well as small delicate pieces made with layering of oil and beeswax (Pale Fire II) or his enamel and oil on wood (e.g. Ganymede").
He has shown in group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally. 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
About this VESSEL series: (available as diptych or solo)
Images show detail
Framing available upon inquiry
Last 2 images show other of the Vessel series e.g. Vessel Loop and Vessel Red