Contemporary artist Dan Alva takes the classics and reinvents for a modern day audience. He re-masters the masters if you will, and undoubtedly, it’s alluring work. His bold and unapologetic pieces stand proud, they’re incredibly intricate, they’re meticulous and he combines his figurative visual language with bursts of camouflage and stripes, taking in a contemporary direction.” (Felicity Carter, Forbes)
Born in 1984, American artist Dan Alva comes from a Spanish background of fine artists.
Based in Miami, Alva’s works are a hybrid of mixed-media, sculptures, and paintings, often with subversive undertones.
Alva has been working as a creative in Advertising for over 15 years, which is how his Brandalism Series came to fruition. Alva is revealing the truth behind the industry by stealing other brands’ advertisements. Words and phrases are superimposed on the prints, and acrylic spray cans are then punctured and allowed to explode freely onto the advert.
Alva’s latest Outsourced Series is a re-interpretation of old master paintings using original materials and methods with a modern approach.
He also has work in The Museum of Modern Art’s permanent film collection.