Miami Beach, FL, United States
About Alejandro Vigilante
Argentinean Artist born in Buenos Aires 12/12/1964. USA residident since 1995. The Father of E-mail Art. Miami artist Alejandro Vigilante invites the media to his Lincoln Rd. Studio, in the heart of Miami Beach, to see his newest paintings in his Email is My Art series. Emails fly between friends, enemies, former lovers and culture vultures. In charged exchanges between celebrities, Vigilante the father of Email art , captures the witty side of life, which takes his mixed media works beyond pretty pictures: they are expressive and scintillating. Many painters create beautiful compositions, as is the case when I paint abstract paintings, but I believe it is just as important for an artist to have something to say, he remarks. I look at what is going on in our culture and I interpret it, filtering every nuance through the lens of our times.Vigilante points to the interest he has drawn with this series of paintings as proof that his ideas are hitting a vital nerve, one that will garner ever-expanding attention. Along with his live emailing personalities, a group of paintings called WiFi in the Afterlife gives voice to the many iconic figures that have passed into the ethers of the unknown those beloved and those not so beloved. Since the internet has come to represent such a large presence in daily life, the boundaries between the virtual and the real continue to shrink, says the artist. As the internet blurs the lines between what is real and what is virtually real, the evolution of lost souls morphs into a spirited discourse with the other side. Marilyn Monroe begs JFK to get DSL, tired of getting that dreaded busy signal when she phones due to his dial-up habit. Warhol chastises his protege Basquiat for hanging out in Harings chatroom, and Elvis tells Michael Jackson, You aint never caught a virus and you aint no friend of mine.
Alejandro studied in Buenos Aires at the Art School Prilidiano Pueyrredon from 1992 to 1995. His studies were reinforced with private lessons with the professor Teodoro Craim, specialist in color, and attended workshops whit the sculptor Juan Maffi.