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Creepy Complex Collages

Artist Alex Chavez Creates Memorable and Freaky Art

— August 30, 2011 — Art & Design
New Mexico-based artist Alex Chavez describes his artistic influences as "low-brow, no brow, outsider goth pop, and surrealism," amongst others, and these divergent influences have coalesced to form a creepy aesthetic entirely his own.

As an artist, Alex Chavez received technical training at Cal State Fullerton, where he majored in fine arts. Initially a painter, Alex Chavez switched to mixed media art and collage art to further represent the inner recesses of his mind's eye. And what a fortiutious transition it was. As an collage artist, Alex Chavez has had his work exhibited in at art galleries all around New Mexico, and at the hip Limner Hudson Gallery in New York City.

Looking through his selected portfolio, it's easy to see why. Complex, creepy, and cool, Alex Chavez shines in his ability to create eye-catching art that toes the line of over-the-top surrealism without crossing it. Click through the gallery to see how his unique work is earning him accolades throughout the art world.
Trend Themes
1. Mixed Media Art - The trend of mixed media art highlights the increasing value of creativity and how artists are experimenting to create unique pieces.
2. Outsider Art - The trend towards Outsider Art emphasizes the importance of untrained artists and shows how their art can be appreciated due to its uniqueness and rawness.
3. Surrealism - The trend towards surrealistic art reveals how people are becoming interested in the unusual and the imaginative.
Industry Implications
1. Art & Design Industry - There is a disruptive innovation opportunity in the art and design industry to create unique and varied art pieces that push boundaries and catch the attention of a wider audience.
2. Art Galleries Industry - By embracing mixed media art and outsider art, galleries have an opportunity to showcase unconventional art that challenges the norm and interests art enthusiasts.
3. Fashion Industry - The surrealistic art can be an inspiration for designers to create avant-garde fashion pieces that stand out and leave a lasting impression.
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