My works build an alternate world where numerous characters, symbols and motifs live. In a graphic-surrealist style, these characters exist in seemingly unlivable forms—through differing mutations, transformations and impossible ingestions and excretions—but always thrive. Many contain abiotic qualities, however most objects within the paintings are alive. By repeating symbols and creatures throughout the works, it connects the paintings to show that this world contains its own sense of time, and that it houses the motifs in a place to escape, without escape. This is a reflection of feelings caused by events occurring in our real world.

       This science-fiction-inspired world within the work provides an alternate thinking space by allowing a lens to further delve into our current events, experiences and emotions from real life. It questions our understanding of the world we live in, our interactions with it, with each other, and our presence in a larger universe.

       I currently live in Queens, New York, taking yearly visits to the west coast to further inform my work and refuel my inspiration. I am always open to collaborations and meeting new artists, so feel free to reach out!

Email: alexdelbello25@gmail.com

Instagram: @alexdelbello

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Education

 

2020 | Parsons School of Design, BFA in Fine Arts

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2020 | 25 E Gallery “In The Presence of Absence” New York City, NY

 

2020 | 25 E Gallery “Coagulated, Congealed and Cured” New York City, NY

 

2019 | 25 E Gallery “Don’t Stop on the Second Floor” New York City, NY

 

2019 | Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2018 | Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

 

Publications

2020 | Wag Magazine, Feature

 

 

 

Awards

 

2015 | Rhode Island School of Design Annual Art Award