After his first individual exhibition in 2010, the press dubbed Mexican visual artist Alan Tellez as “the colorist of dreams”, a perfect description based on his vibrant, colour-popping abstracts.
Having made such a successful splash into the art world, Alan quickly became ‘one to watch’. Indeed, the following year, he was invited by a renowned curator to meet Master José Luis Cuevas, who invited Alan to exhibit at the José Luis Cuevas Museum, sharing a room with some of the great contemporary masters, including: Vicente Rojo, Francisco Toledo, Gabriel Macotela, Leonardo Nierman and Margarita Chacón.
It was here that critics described Chocolate Cake, one of his exhibited works, as a “perfect abstract”, which underlined Alan’s huge talent and raised his profile considerably.
Alan’s love of art was evident from a very young age and at 14, he was able to develop his passion and technique by accessing a free painting workshop at the Municipal School of Fine Arts in Veracruz. Three years later and with a thirst to really hone his art, he undertook some private lessons.
Inspired by his favourite artists Joan Miro and Picasso, Alan’s early work was largely abstract, but has now evolved – with many of his latest pieces capturing faces, which he uses to express how we are all different and special.
Alan also enjoys dance, playing music and swimming.