Alex Chavez is an artist based in Taos, New Mexico, crafting pieces that represent the splendor of the human spirit. Working in tradition oil painting techniques in the style of figurative realism, Chavez celebrates the beauty of cultural with a sense of bravado and experienced brushwork. From a broad palette of colors, he juxtaposes the ephemerality of life with its vividness and warmth, resulting in pieces that stand the test of time and convey the very essence of life. With his work, Alex Chavez invites viewers to appreciate the human experience in all its honesty and beauty.
Born in Los Angeles, California and a graduate from the College of Fine Arts, California State College Fullerton. Alex began his artistic practice working with water colors and acrylics. My medium changed to oils when I moved to Taos, New Mexico where my mother was born. Since beginning a career as an artist, Chavez’s work has been acquired by multiple public collections including the International Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe; the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque; as well as the notable purchase of a painting for the set of the TV hit series “Breaking Bad.” He was recognized by the New Mexico Senate in 2005 and received a blue ribbon for his work in 2007 from the Contemporary Hispanic Market in Santa Fe. Alex Chavez is represented by the Keep Contemporary gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Currently, Alex lives and works in his home studio in Taos, New Mexico. Studio visits by appointment
KEEP Contemporary , Santa Fe, NM
Coyote Moon Taos, New Mexico