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Alexis Duque

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Diamond City, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 38x48 Inches © Alexis Duque
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Twins, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 36x34 Inches © Alexis Duque
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Evicted, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 60x22 Inches © Alexis Duque
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Pyramid, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 46" X 36 " © Alexis Duque
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Mundo, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 72" X 72 " © Alexis Duque
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Barrio, 2007 Acrylic On Canvas 70 X 35 In © Alexis Duque
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Squatters, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 58x58 Inches © Alexis Duque
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Infamous City, 2011 Acrylics On Canvas 20x16 © Alexis Duque
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Construction, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 22 X 24 In. © Alexis Duque
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Black Hole, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 48 In. © Alexis Duque
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Celula II , 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 32 X 32 Inches
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On Wheels, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 16 Inches
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Globule, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 12 X12 © Alexis Duque
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Mountain, 2011 Acrylic On Canvas 40 X36 © www.alexisduque.net
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City Lights II, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 36" X 56"
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© Courtesy of the artist & The Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery
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Acrylic On Canvas © Alexis Duque
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"Felix", 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 6x6 Inches © www.alexisduque.net
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realism, landscape, surrealism, modern, graffiti/street-art, figurative
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Imaginatively charting the psychological experience of space, Alexis Duque produces paintings and drawings of buildings and domestic interiors stacked and conglomerated into trippy, absurd mounds and towers. His compositions are detailed, highly organized, and meticulously architectural. With a psychedelic precision reminiscent of M.C. Escher’s, Duque uses perspectival tricks and surrealistic overlapping to render dozens of skyscrapers as a single red tower; or homes, living rooms, train tracks, and alleys as a mass on the verge of collapsing into itself like a black hole. The wheeling bird’s-eye view that he often employs recalls the Italian Futurists’ soaring imagery of cities as seen from airplanes. Through his playful stacking and piling, he reorders cities to examine the formal properties of their architecture.

Alexis Duque holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Antioquia, Colombia. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues including: at El Museo del Barrio, The Drawing Center and Praxis International Gallery in New York; The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA; Champion Contemporary, Austin, TX; The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI; RudolfV Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands and  Galleri Oxholm in Copenhagen, Denmark. Duque’s work has been featured in several publications, including: "Imagine Architecture: Artistic Visions Of The Urban Realm”, “Caribbean: Together Apart Contemporary Artists from (part of) the Caribbean" Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton, Blue Canvas Magazine, LandEscape Art review, Beautiful Decay, Artistaday, New American Paintings, Studio Visit Magazine, The East Hampton Star, The East Hampton Press and El Diario of New York. Duque currently lives and works in NYC.