“His arrangements reflect a growing catalogue of ideals - pride, comfort, and safety, among others - that ambivalently call on iconography as a means of mapping or documenting experience."
– Uprise Art
Art on Paper Fair
Uprise Art showed RF. Alvarez alongside B.D. Graft and Katrine Hildebrandt at the Art on Paper Fair in New York City. The series of works, “Archivo,” are available for purchase through Uprise.
Studio Visit with Uprise Art
In anticipation of the new series, “Archivo,” Uprise Art visited RF. Alvarez in his Austin, Texas studio. In an accompanying interview he said,
“I'm interested in the notion of artifact-creation: mapping or documenting experiences, recycling relics to carve out new meaning; the relationship between the object and the individual. Lately, I've been taking a look at how these objects can come to shape identities and how they reflect an individual's relationship to a heritage.”
2018 Annual Report @ Big Medium
RF. Alvarez was among 8 artist featured at Big Medium’s Annual Report, highlighting promising artists from their 2018 programming. These works are currently available for sale directly through the studio.
Excavations @ Martin & Brockett
RF. Alvarez created a series of paintings, designed objects and murals for Martin & Brockett’s Los Angeles showroom and gallery space. These works are available for sale through Martin & Brockett.