Alexis Duque

Born:
1971
Residence:
New York, New York, USA
Nationality:
Colombian
Trust:
APT Mexico City
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PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Alexis Duque is featured in Snax Magazine The Power issue, to be released on November 2015

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  • Visual culture influences architecture —and vice versa. Imagine Architecture compiles contemporary perspectives on this exchange from those working in creative fields including installation, sculpture, illustration, photography, and design. Featuring the artwork of Alexis Duque.   About This Book Contemporary developments in the visual arts are often reflected in urban landscapes.Imagine Architecture explores the ways in which visual culture develops in public spaces and how it shapes those spaces. This book focuses on the fruitful exchange between visual culture and architecture and follows up on the themes introduced in our previous release Beyond Architecture. It compiles experimental projects and creative perspectives from the fields of illustration, painting, collage, sculpture, photography, installation, and design. A young generation of creatives sees the urban landscape as the starting point for their work. When these illustrators, sculptors, or photographers engage with architecture, their art overrules conventional doctrines on the use of space. They use buildings as a medium for their ideas, breaking norms and triggering new tensions. Whether they make sculptures that are created within the context of a given structure or street art whose forms and colors impact its surrounding architecture, all of the featured projects interpret and reflect their spatial settings in compelling ways. In the process, these visionary concepts are playfully expanding the definition of architecture. Their creativity has the potential to breathe new life into public spaces and promote the evolution of our cities.  

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BIOGRAPHY

Alexis Duque was born in Colombia 1971, he currently lives and works in New York. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Antioquia, Colombia. His works rely on just a few colors. Notwithstanding the use of acrylic paint, he makes the influence of illustration apparent, equally attending to all of the aspects of the painted surface without leaving anything to chance.  The Colombian artist introduces architectural features that are characteristic of the Western Civilization, from ancient Greece and Rome: columns, capitals, and niches. They are symbols of the bygone ruling culture and the aesthetic model of the European colonizers, now an integral part of daily life of the populations of Latin America.

His work has been exhibited in numerous venues including: at El Museo del Barrio, The Drawing Center and Praxis International Gallery in New York; The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA; Champion Contemporary, Austin, TX; RudolfV Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands and  Galleri Oxholm in Copenhagen, Denmark. Duque’s work has been featured in several publications, including: Blue Canvas Magazine, LandEscape Art review, Beautiful Decay, Artistaday, New American Paintings, Studio Visit Magazine, The East Hampton Star, The East Hampton Press and El Diario of New York.

His most recent exhibitions to date were at "Sommerudstilling ’13" at Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, Denmark; "For which it stands" The Lodge gallery, New York, NY;"Seeking space" 3rd Ward Brooklyn, Bushwick, NY; "A House Full of friends" Curated by Turid Meeker and David Gibson at NOoSPHERE, New York, NY; "Paintings" at Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, Denmark; "The Architecture of an idea: Illustrations and concepts", The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, Michigan (2013).