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Alfredo Scaroina

Dominican Republic 1972

Abstract Art, Painting

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Alfredo Scaroina
Alfredo Scaroina
Male
Dominican Republic
1972
November 15, 2015

Alfredo Scaroina is a Dominican-born mixed media artist, noted for his geometrical abstractions, unique technique and his use of vibrant colors and strong lines. The artist incorporates and alters primitive motifs like geometric forms, numbers, letters and personal symbols of the subconscious, visually creating a universal language.

Scaroina’s Abstractions

Left Alfredo Scaroina - Flores, 2014, Right Alfredo Scaroina - Same Old Same Old, 2015
Left: Alfredo Scaroina – Flores, 2014 / Right: Alfredo Scaroina – Same Old Same Old, 2015

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, the artist got his education from Escuela de Artes Plasticas (School of Fine Arts) and Academia de Bellas Artes. While studying, he was mentored by several established artists including Migdalia Chavez and Spanish artist Joaquin Castellote.

Composición, 2015

Left Alfredo Scaroina - Composición #037, 2015, Right Alfredo Scaroina - Composición #036, 2015
Left: Alfredo Scaroina – Composición #037, 2015 / Right: Alfredo Scaroina – Composición #036, 2015

Driven by a strong passion for self-expression, modernism and abstraction, Scaroina manages to translate feelings to canvas. Working with multiple mediums and different found materials, Scaroina’s work resembles Mark Rothko’s color fields, mixed-media of Robert Rauschenberg, and scribbles and drawings of an American painter Cy Twombly.

Over the years, Scaroina has developed an innovative style which incorporates a wide range of different materials such as sand, metal flakes, paper fibers and clippings, with later-added geometric patterns and codes.

Alfredo Scaroina’s Mixed Media Paintings

Left Alfredo Scaroina - Untitled, 2014, Right Alfredo Scaroina - Untitled 2, 2014
Left: Alfredo Scaroina – Untitled, 2014 / Right: Alfredo Scaroina – Untitled 2, 2014

Alfredo Scaroina’s work is featured in several collections throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. He has exhibited in many group and one-man shows at various art venues, including the ones in Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, Artistas Contemporaneos Unidos, Deborah Colton Gallery, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Lawndale Art Center and UNIX Gallery in New York.

Scaroina is represented by UNIX Gallery.

Alfredo Scaroina currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.

All images courtesy of UNIX Gallery

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Art 15 Art FairUNIX Gallery, London, United KingdomGroup
2015Art Miami New York Art FairUNIX Gallery, New York, New York, Unitied States Group
2014ReclamationUNIX Gallery, New York, New York, United StatesSolo
2014Reclaimed MatterDeborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas, United StatesSolo
2014ArtAspen Art FairDeborah Colton Gallery, Aspen, Colorado, United StatesGroup
2014The Dallas Art FairDeborah Colton Gallery, Dallas, Texas, United StatesGroup
2014Art Toronto Art FairUNIX Gallery, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2014Art Miami Art FairUNIX Gallery, Miami, Florida, United StatesGroup
2013Quid Pro QuoKirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas, Texas, United StatesSolo
2013Group ShowKirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas, Texas, United StatesGroup
2013The Dallas Art FairDeborah Colton Gallery, Dallas, Texas, United StatesGroup
2013ArtAspen Art FairDeborah Colton Gallery, Aspen, ColoradoGroup
2013A Celebration of our ArtistDeborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas, United StatesGroup
2012Taming Matter - Domando la MateriaDeborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas, United StatesSolo
2012Transformations 2012Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas, United StatesGroup
2012The Dallas Art FairDeborah Colton Gallery, Dallas, Texas, United StatesGroup
2011Vuelos de DibujosMuseum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, D. R.Group
2011The Dallas Art FairDeborah Colton Gallery, Dallas, Texas, United StatesGroup
2010SynchronicityDeborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas, United StatesSolo
2010Alfredo ScaroinaCanal Street Gallery, Houston, Texas, United StatesSolo
2010AffirmationsDeborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas, United StatesGroup
2010Strung Out, Works on paperWinter Street Studios, Houston, Texas, United StatesGroup
2010Black & White, and Red All OverCanal Street Gallery, Houston, Texas, United StatesGroup
2010Consular Forum Honoring MexicoDeborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas, United StatesGroup
2010Dia de Los MuertosLawndale Art Center, Houston, TexasGroup
2010Group ShowLaura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, Texas, United StatesGroup
2009Visual Arts AllianceWilliams Tower, Houston, Texas, United StatesGroup
2009It’s About TimeWinter Street Studios, Houston, Texas, United StatesGroup
2008Volver a nacerCAH, Santo Domingo, D.RSolo
2008Group ShowArtistas Contemporáneos Unidos, Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicGroup
1993AISBeurs van Berlaghe, Amsterdam, NL Group