Alex Nuñez is a Cuban-American mixed media painter from Miami, FL. Her works alternate between the floor and the wall, using spontaneous mark-making and bold splashes of color- she layers acrylic paint, glitter, crystals, ink and collaged imagery. Large scale canvases depict an imagined realm of plant life and intertwining carnivorous forms. Anthropomorphic vines conceal and reveal a diaristic scrawl of hidden messages, reflecting on her native Miami backdrop.
“I combine intricate, abstract mark-making with pop culture imagery to create immersive environments. My work is rooted in the tension between delicate line work, and a spontaneous staining method of dense pools of acrylic paint combined with glitter and confetti. A trail is formed of personal hieroglyphics, mimicking nature. The forms echo natural landscapes yet intersect and combine to form linear combinations that resemble cartography.
Whatever is in the studio ends up on canvas in some way, shape or form… confetti, glitter, wax, espresso, chalk pastels, paint, tequila, glue, rocks, [etc.]. I alternate the works from wall to floor, working on several pieces at a time. There are footprints all over each piece, which are the result of running back and forth between each work.
Each piece becomes a buildup of day-to-day life; the photos and objects that are found become transformed in a new space.”