Alvaro Blancarte

Tecate, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Born in Culiacan, Sinaloa in 1934 Blancarte has resided in Tecate, Baja California since 1986.  He is an avid painter working in his studio every day.  He’s also a mentor, teacher, muralist, materialist alchemist, researcher and storyteller.

Utilizing painting as a way to tell a story and express an experience has been one of the pillars in Blancarte’s career.  Preoccupied by the paths he needed to explore, which led him from the margins to the center, he used painting as a sort of journal and as a crossroad between tradition and research on the materials that constitute it.

The world of painting that Blancarte knew in his youth in the 1960s had room for plenty of exploration. The non-figurative tendencies from the past decade and the experiments being carried out with binding elements and other materials were formative to his signature style: Neo Fresco.  He paints by setting the canvas on the floor, dripping colors over scattered marble dust and other materials; all of which give the pictorial format the appearance of a plastered wall, the layer of a cavern or the surface of stone, just like prehistoric painters from Baja California had known.

In 1971 Blancarte discovered he had a second calling in life: to mentor and teach. So he founded the Culiacan School of Arts, which is affiliated with the Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa.  In the decades that followed he founded 3 other art schools that are affiliated with the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, the Instituto Sinaloense de Cultura and the Centro Cultural Tijuana.

Blancarte had his first exhibition in 1979 and has been featured in numerous exhibitions, galleries and museums across California and Mexico since then.  Today his work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Artwork


  • Alvaro Blancarte - Azules y Amarillos - Neo Fresco - Fine Art

    Azules y AmarillosAlvaro Blancarte

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  • Barroquizado (Baroque)Alvaro Blancarte

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  • Calidos IX (Warm IX) - Mixed Media Painting

    Calidos IX (Warm IX)Alvaro Blancarte

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  • En La Cueva Colorada (In The Red Cave)Alvaro Blancarte

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  • En Los Grices I (In the Grays I) - Mixed Media Painting

    En Los Grices I (In the Grays I)Alvaro Blancarte

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  • En Los Sellos (On the Stamps) XII

    En Los Sellos XII (In the Stamps XII)Alvaro Blancarte

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  • La Linea Roja - Mixed Media Painting

    La Linea Roja (The Red Line)Alvaro Blancarte

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  • Los Cuernos de la Luna son Verdes (The Horns of the Moon are Green)Alvaro Blancarte

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  • Luna Baja 1 (The Baja Moon 1)Alvaro Blancarte

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  • Luna Baja 2 (Baja Moon 2)Alvaro Blancarte

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  • Obal I (Oval 1) - Mixed Media Painting

    Obal I (Oval 1)Alvaro Blancarte

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  • Palido I (Pale I) - Mixed Media Painting

    Palido I (Pale I)Alvaro Blancarte

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  • La Entrada (The Entrance) - Mixed Media Painting

    Para TapiesAlvaro Blancarte

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  • Neo Fresco, Mexican Fine Art

    Reventando el Negro (Black Busting Through)Alvaro Blancarte

    $10000.00

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