Born in Ferrol, Spain, 1975. Self-taught painter. Technical Architect. Graduate in interior design. Technician in industrial design.
In the painting of Alejos we can see influences of various stylistic trends, such as pop art, Post-Impressionism, and Japanese ukiyo-e. They are spots of pure, distinct colors, playing together harmoniously creating subtle landscapes. The works bring back memories of past masters including 19th-century Japanese ukiyo-e artists Hiroshige and Hokusai, as well as the colorful landscapes of European artists Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh. Alejos’ colorful, reductionist geometric forms also elicit the verdant landscapes of 20th-century pop artist David Hockney.
“It is primarily a lyrical, imaginative, lively, evocative and particularly striking painting, with which this artist reminds us that art is above all creation, interpretation, not a simple copy of reality, emphasizing that the world must be represented, not only as it is, but also how it feels”.
Carlos Barcón, art critic, member of the Royal Galician Academy of Fine Arts
“Alejos exacerbates the color of nature to go beyond the limit of realistic figuration, plunging us into a world of Technicolor fantasy. However, despite the chromatic affinity with the Fauves, his landscapes are at ease, close to inducing a contemplative zen state, which approximates their vision to the pictorial tradition of Japanese ukiyo-e style.
Decorativism opens the way to the spiritual, as we already taught the Nabis painters, but Alejos does not need to resort to exotic lands or Haitian primitivism to venture into the purity of the pigment and the essentiality of shapes. It places us in space and time without no past.”