Coagula Curatorial, 974 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA  90012


Alejandro S. Arizpe III, born in Houston, Texas 1976. His father was a magician, casual pilot and masked wrestler. His mother was the magician's assistant as well as a Flamenco dancer. Alex moved to LA in 2005 set on launching a career as a drummer in a rock band, but his passion for painting and sculpting prevailed. Using specifically enamel on canvas, Alex calls these the “materials of circumstance” which he spends weeks and months shaping into vivid and expressive images of a painful human condition. In his paintings, the interior depicts the human figure as the central carrier of creative intention and figures inner deformation and mutilation as the prime conveyor of the human predicament. The exterior remains still and quiet. An unstable diabetic and recent two-time cancer survivor, Alex's work derives from the loss of one's humanity that occurs during the almost automatic fight to survive threatening disease. The frustration with human limitation and mortality brings a tragic dimension to his art. Everyday activities that require little effort, such as climbing stairs or showering, become nearly impossible tasks to execute. You can find irony in any gallery these days, but in a time that has its share of illness and suffering, the art of Alex Arizpe does not shy away from the earnest appeal that comes from dying.


Life in L.A., Interview with Anise Stevens, 8/1/14


Alex Arizpe, Tender Moments #1, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles
Tender Moments #1

Alex Arizpe, "The Floor", Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles
The Floor
Alex Arizpe, "Tender Moments", Coagula curatorial, Los Angeles
Tender Moments #2

Alex Arizpe, Showering, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles

Alex Arizpe, Here We Go Again, Coagula Curatorial, Los angeles
Here We Go Again
Alex Arizpe, "Stand Up", Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles
Stand Up

Alex arizpe, Sleep, Coagula Curatorial

Alex Arizpe, Beginnings, Coagula Curatorial


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