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Awarded: Artist of the Year and ATIM Top 60 Masters
The lack of a distinct, characteristic face in Alvarez’ work is a direct criticism of the lack of personal characters which is developed by over exposure to technological objects. While this focus on technology can be considered as one of the pivotal elements of her work, Alvarez refers to human existence and consciousness. Pieces such as “Premonition” and “Genesis” can be portrayed as works that bridge her aesthetic with these notions and introduce the viewer to a much more complex journey. The first is an enigmatic composition which combines human figures, faces, floral shapes, and animals, resulting in a visual complexity that resembles a nexus of thoughts. Her audience is welcomed to explore this rich, surreal world to reach a personal understanding about the significance of every feature. “Genesis” showcases a mental connection between two people. The two heads are bridged by a person and a oneiric antelopelike animal, forming a surreally different chain that can signify many underlying ideas. It is the shared trait of being human, the experience of being alive and many other significant notions that can be decoded in this striking image. The entirety of her works can be considered as a unique journey of an artist who combines technical excellence with conceptual depth. The dream like sequences, the faceless figures, the technological artifacts and the biomorphic shapes merge into a single underlying theme,the idea of being a conscious human.