The creation of original and meaningful graphic designs forms the activity of ORIGINAL DARKSIDE.
Take inspiration from the ancient knowledge and symbols of humanity to take an ORIGINAL look at the world today.
Explore DARKSIDE as a hidden aspect of things, to integrate shadow into actions that make dreams a reality…
Grasp the quintessence of ancient knowledge and imagine graphic forms to share them, to enrich daily life and welcome the future…
This process of creation and sharing is the heart of the ORIGINAL DARKSIDE project.
At the beginning of any graphic project, I relate an anecdotal fact, a sign, a social situation, the flow of water, a body in a embrace.
Little by little subject and object disappear, without more importance, leaving only an imprint in the matter, like a sketch calling to be revealed.
Only the light shaping the shadow, gives it meaning, an identity, the draft of a message.
In this process of materials meeting, of revealing form and meaning, the result of the exchange is no longer mine.
Each work becomes a world in itself, carrying its own structure, its own organization, but also its accidents and indefinite mutations.
There remains only a diffuse meaning, a thread to connect the whole, which I try to reveal without ever breaking it.
Born in Santiago de Chile, raised in France, I came from those valiant generations of exiles who had to rebuild a life elsewhere.
Passionated about ancestral wisdom as well as science fiction, architect by training, I apply to the graphic arts, painting, engraving, my taste for the material of life.
I work with materials and pigments and pixels, to shape them endlessly, and thus find a form of spirituality through the most physically palpable, even for an image composed of photons.
All the figures and bodies that I show, all the multiplicity of the visible, remains a profound quest for Unity.
Unity and multiplicity resonate, somewhere between the spirituality of ancient civilizations and the implacable logic of a contemporary urban world.
Like all of us, I find myself between the reality of where I am acting, and the tenacious abstraction of where I believe I am coming from.
My name is Alvaro…aka The Shadesigner.
This is my personal site, and a summary of what I am working on this period.
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