Visual & Conceptual feel

forms that come across as genuine & sincere


I want my viewer to feel and contemplate the interconnectivity of things or the complexity of systems that we live with, and the histories that are imbued into the objects that are made by people for other people.

How I Create A Moment

Helping the Viewer Transcend it.


My installations attempt to blur the boundaries between aesthetics and transcendent experience through the use of repetitive actions, meditative practices, and serial forms. In many pieces, everyday actions—such as counting or sitting—become two- and three-dimensional or performative activities.

The Question of Why?

A seemingly simple question but often with the most complex and profound answers.


Like a scientist, an artist needs to be able to ask big questions. Scientists don’t know what the questions are until they go through a process of material exploration. This is very similar to what an artist does. At the boundary of knowledge and understanding are possibilities for surprises, awe, and transcendence of the moment.

Central to my work is the human body as a biological form that is the interface and vehicle to connect with our physical world. While striking for their vibrant color and density of imagery, my works try to emphasize the metaphysical aspects of our bodies and minds.

I want my viewer to feel and contemplate the interconnectivity of things or the complexity of systems that we live with, and the histories that are imbued into the objects that are made by people for other people.

I’m working towards having a body of work that is not contained within a gallery but work that is public and can engage on an equal level with its urban and natural surroundings; to be a public artist that creates at the scale of life and interacts with a public audience in an interactive and enriching way.  

 

Angel A. Alcala 2021