Alex Benitez (b. 1969 in New York City) Since he was young, frequent family trips opened doors to museums around the world, an experience that stimulated his love for art and later in life allowed his work to be influenced by artists like Picasso, Basquiat, Miro, Pollock and Peter Max.
Alex holds a BA with a major in Fine Arts and a minor in Marketing. He spent 15 years working in marketing for several multi-national consumer product companies, before dedicating himself to his true passion - Art. His style is best described as a mix of neo-pop and figurative abstraction, whose intense brushstrokes and vivid colors give shape to whimsical faces and figures. He gives life to his paintings at his studio in Baltimore.
His work is sold in galleries in Miami, New York, Baltimore, San Juan, Key West and has one of his paintings featured in the permanent collection of the Taubman Museum at Virginia Tech. He has participated in over 30 solo and group shows including Art Expo in New York, Artscape in Baltimore and Art Basel in Miami.
“My learning process has been an incredible journey. It’s about having fun and transmitting your feelings and positive energy. Would you believe that some ideas for my paintings come to me in my dreams? Go figure…”