ROSSOCINABRO | Biography | Cecilia Álvarez | Mexico
Contemporary Art in Rome

Cecilia Álvarez 

Artist statement

I am a self-taught plastic artist from Mexico City, my parents were both plastic artists, so artistic expression is in my blood, it is part of me, beyond what academic study can do for anyone.

My mother said I was born bored. I am a person who gets bored easily with routine. What I paint, must necessarily take me to a world full of fantasy where there is always an explanation for my reality. I was born with a free spirit, that's why my ideas always generate discussion and controversy.

I studied, on the advice of my parents, the career of Accounting and I have a master's degree in Law. At the age of 22 I began to teach at the University, just to achieve my financial independence and to be able to finance myself as an artist, my great passion. Years later I established my own workshop to teach art with psycho-pedagogical intention and where I worked with children with disabilities.

I believe in the magic that generates the power of thought, that magic that makes you vibrate in tune with others and connects you and makes what you want come true. I am a person with great sensitivity, empathy is part of my daily life and it has developed in me a "super power", the power to feel what the people around me feel, even without knowing them. I consider the energy of my thought to be so strong that it is capable of making things happen or stop. That led me to read and investigate the scientific basis for the power of the mind to change your destiny.

My artwork is loaded with imagination, fantasy, magic, aesthetics, and emotions that my subconscious combines with my experience of reality, thus creating a unique version of life. Use figurative elements that recreate, sometimes, totally fantastic worlds and in others, the return to a reality seen with the eyes of the soul.

My paintings are a window into the dephts of my mind. I play with the portrait and the themes such as idealization of love, physical death and death in life that our minds generate, and that many people experience, but they don´t know. I am interested in the black box of the subconscious that is the cause of what we attract from the universe and of the way we perceive our reality. I rebuild my own places mixing my knowledge of real places with my emotions.

I am a great admirer of the surrealism of Remedios Varo, who made me adopt fantasy as part of my work.

The art is within me, is in my blood, in every part of my body, in my mind, in my soul, and that is why I see a different reality.

Art is seeing reality with the eyes of the soul and being able to express it in any way.


Castel Mareccio

oil on canvas

62 x 52 cm (framed)

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