Born in Mexico City, Alvaro Fuentes pursued a diverse range of art studies, including painting, photography, and architecture. His exploration of these disciplines had a profound impact on his artistic direction, particularly in relation to the aesthetics of movement and body expression. His interest in capturing anatomical movement, often pushing the boundaries of physical capabilities, highlights the interplay between the beauty of forms and the limitations of body postures, poses, and expressions.
Fuentes’ work is characterized by meticulous attention to detail, making each piece truly distinctive. His artistry extends beyond the visual, as he delves into the materiality of his creations. Volume becomes a vessel for expression, manifesting in texture, space, and color. This manipulation of volume and material allows him to engage with shape and movement in a way that grants his work a unique “Concept of Volume.” Utilizing materials such as bronze and polymers, he masterfully employs color to accentuate and harmonize the strength and energy of each artwork, all while maintaining the integrity of the underlying concept. Through this artistic practice, he leverages the ancient craft of sculpting to articulate and reshape the environment.
2017-2020: Galeria Omar Alonso, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
2019: Collective Exhibition “Manifesto Emergente Divergente,” Baga Gallery, Mexico City.
2016: Collective Exhibition “Intervención de Muebles Antiguos” for Children International Mexico, Mexico City.
2011-2013: Galería Misrachi, Ciudad de Mexico, México.
2007: “Eros y Tanatos,” Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, Ciudad de México.
2007: “Lo Espiritual en el Arte,” Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, Ciudad de México.
2003: “Genesis,” Galería Tere Hass, Ciudad de México, Mexico.
Featured in “The Billionaire Magazine,” Galería, pp. 73-75, Special Edition 17th Anniversary MEX/EEUU.