Born in Ferrol, Spain, 1975.
Graduate in interior design.
Technician in industrial design.
In the paintings of Alejos we can see influences of various stylistic
trends, such as pop art,
Post-Impressionism, and Japanese ukiyo-e. They are spots of pure,
distinct colors, playing
together harmoniously creating subtle landscapes. The works bring back
memories of past
masters including 19th-century
Japanese ukiyo-e artists Hiroshige and Hokusai, as well as
the colorful landscapes of European artists Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin
and Vincent van
Gogh. Alejos’ colorful, reductionist geometric forms also elicit the
verdant landscapes of
century pop artist David Hockney.
"It is primarily a lyrical, imaginative, lively, evocative and
particularly striking painting, with which this artist reminds us that
art is above all creation, interpretation, not a simple copy of reality,
emphasizing that the world must represented, not only as it is, but also
how it feels".
Carlos Barcón, art critic, member of the Royal Galician Academy of Fine
"Alejos exacerbates the color of nature to go beyond the limit of
realistic figuration, plunging us into a world of Technicolor fantasy.
However, despite the chromatic affinity with the Fauves, his landscapes
are at ease, close to induce a contemplative zen state, which
Approximates their vision to the pictorial tradition of Japanese ukiyo-e
Decorativism opens the way to the spiritual, as we already taught the
Nabis painters, but
Alejos not need to resort to exotic lands or Haitian primitivism to
venture into the purity of the pigment and the essentiality of shapes.
It places us in space and time without no past."
Anna Adell, art critic
Since childhood, about 5-6 years old, I have always felt the strange
need to draw and paint.
Drawing shapes with one simple pencil and then filling them with colors
attracted me like a
magnet, like that magical music that you don't want to stop listening
to. At the beginning it was a mixture of different feelings, some good
and others as a way of escape and to wort off my ills. I know now art is
a kind of therapy too.
With the passage of time I have been understanding, as mother nature was
main protagonist of my work, that there is nothing better than
transmitting the love I feel for this nature (reflected in my family and
in music too) that helps me so much. That is why I think that my
painting is an attempt to explain this love that I feel for them, which
different than love for life, for all living beings. And I think I'm
getting it through the game of simple shapes and vivid colors. What you
see it isn´t a "real" nature, it´s what I call a dreamed landscape",
that is not an exact copy of a specific place or a photograph, but it is
more the feeling that nature (walking its landscapes with my family at
weekends or holidays, studying another painters´ artworks, seeing photos
at magazines, or surfing by the net, etc) or music transmits me, that I
represent in the canvas in a symbolic way.
Lorenzo’s work has been in select Exhibitions in Barcelona, Madrid,
Marbella, Ibiza, Lisbon, Milan, London, New York and the Beijing Art
Fair in China.. Jones & Terwilliger Galleries are proud to represent his
paintings in our Palm Desert location.