Atlanta, United States
About Alejandro Aguilera
Born in 1964, Holguin, Cuba
Lives and works in Atlanta, USA
During the last ten years, my artistic work has been completely immersed in my experience as an immigrant something I consider to be a type of condition, which, in turn, facilitates a particular relationship with the world and the history of art. The artistic forms I have worked mostly on are assembled sculpture, installation and drawing, all seen as integral parts of a certain space. The ideas and themes that animate these forms come from and are directed towards that territory within modern and contemporary art where a strong influence of the so-called primitive cultures is still perceivable. The sources that nurture my work are mainly literary. The creative mechanism that I employ the most is improvisation. As one of my general motivations, I intend to expand upon the idea that artistic formsconstantly permeated by notions of religiousness, freedom and beautyare never historically definitive.