Article source：Alex Alemany
Release time：Apr 18, 2019Page view：73
Alex Alemany was born on January 5, 1943 in Gandia (Valencia).He studied Fine Arts between 1961 and 1966 at the “Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos” in Valencia. Francisco Lozano, Enrique Ginesta, Genaro Lahuerta and Felipe Mª Garin, among others, were his teachers. In 1965 he traveled to Paris to expand studies with contemporary artists. In 1966 he repeated this experience, prolonging their stay in France.
In 1968, Alex Alemany increased his studies in London at the National Portrait Gallery. Until 1970, he traveled abroad and experienced several pictorial trends, mainly abstract expressionism. During these years of youth he embraced several avant-garde trends, plunging into the mainstream until he found a style of his own, increasingly more consistent with his sensitive poetic touch. In 1970 he painted the first works which reverted to realism, intuitively and successfully perceiving the movement embraced and followed by other international artists, known as “Magic realism”. From 1975 to 1978 was settled in Madrid, alternating portraits with their work of surrealist trend.
Alex Alemany’s realism (and in some of his work, his hyper-realism) kept drifting towards an unmistakable style of his own resulting from personal introspection, gradually becoming more and more distant from the coldness of other realist concepts with a strong influence of photography as American realism was. Alemany’s work is the missing link between poetry and painting. Exploring his own sensations, feelings and concepts, he conveys them with the credibility of his precious technique, enabling us to participate in the climate of his painting, and to identify with the things he wants to tell us through his work, metaphoric poetry, subconscious images and oneiric world
Denoting deep poetic content, the elements and shapes of his works are treated with “poetic license” and the symbolism used is so subtle that it captures the viewer, stimulating his capacity to interpret. This is work which can produce any effect, except indifference, and the language used contributes to a richer interpretation. His eclectic aspirations led him to sporadic incursions into other styles: formalistic compositions, social painting, expressionism, etc...
Through his work, we can find many portraits showing us his love for the human figure. Even in this difficult way of painting, Alex Alemany has been able to include the poetry of his work, giving the portrait not only the physical aspect of the human being but also the personality and the psychological profile, far from the “academic portrait”. Among his portrait gallery, we can find Their Majesties, Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofia, the King and Queen of Spain, and also H.R.H Felipe, Prince of Spain as well as other authorities. Alex Alemany’s complete work belongs to private collectors, public institutions and museums. He has never participated in any contest or applied for painting prizes.
From 1993 to 2004 Alex Alemany was the president of the “The Fine Art Circle” and he was selected as a member of the “Real Academia de Cultura Valenciana” in October 1998.
Nowadays, he lives and works in Valencia.