Alfredo de Batuc
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Alfredo de Batuc is a Los Angeles artist. He was born in Mexico (1950.)
A painter in the representational manner. Metaphor and allegory figure prominently in his oeuvre. His works are layered with multiple meanings — philosophical, political, spiritual and erotic — frequently offered in a satirical vein with a wicked sense of humor or playful irreverence. A recurrent motif in de Batuc’s work is the Los Angeles City Hall, presenting this tall narrow structure in ways that invite political, social or even ribald interpretations.
Formally de Batuc is concerned with texture, space, and chiaroscuro. His works have a strong sense of composition, and his application of paint results in a consistently rich and complex surface.
In 2005 Alfredo de Batuc was stricken with a severe case of Guillain–Barré syndrome which has kept him from active life since, and from which he is slowly recovering.
- Lipschitz, Pancho, Resurrecting Alfredo de Batuc Brooklyn & Boyle magazine, April 2015
- Swenson, Eric Minh, Alfredo de Batuc: His Art, His Habitat, His City, (2012) video.
- Swenson, Eric Minh, Alfredo de Batuc: Liberation of an Artist, (2012) video.
- Gleason, Mat, Unlikely Muses City Hall and Salmon Inspire Alfredo de Batuc, L. A. Downtown News, August 25, 2003 (profile.)
- Muchnic, Suzanne, Picking Up a Piece of L.A. Art History, Los Angeles Times, May 01, 2001. (mentioned.)
- Cardenas, Jose, The Mural Medicis of L.A., Los Angeles Times, May 01, 2001 (mentioned)
- Woodard, Josef, Blending in Surprise: Alfredo de Batuc's dreamy paintings offer the unexpected, Los Angeles Times, June 23, 2000 (art review).
- Alfredo de Batuc Benefit Art Sale: Press release containing further biographical information
- Official website
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