Luis Alonso

(San Juan, P.R., 1951) Artist, graphic designer and painter. Studied at the Puerto Rico School of Plastic Arts. In 1971 he joined the Graphics Workshop of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (ICP), under the direction of Lorenzo Homar. Throughout his career he has worked with numerous collective studios, such as Grupo Guajana, Taller Achiote, and Taller Bija. He has designed posters for the ICP and the Cultural Activities Program of the University of Puerto Rico, among other cultural entities. He has participated in important events in Puerto Rico and abroad, such as the Havana Biennial, the Biennial of Latin American Engraving in New York, and several installments of the San Juan Biennial of Latin American and Caribbean Engraving. His work reflects his interest in literature as well as his political ideas in support of Puerto Rican independence. In his engravings he uses resources such as the repetition of design elements, color saturation, and crayon texture. - Source: Reyes-Veray Collection

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