about.

“My learning process has been an incredible journey. It’s about having fun and transmitting your feelings and positive energy. Would you believe that some ideas for my paintings come to me in my dreams? Go figure…”

Alex was born in New York City to a Cuban father and a Bolivian mother, but spent his growing years in Puerto Rico. Frequent family trips opened doors to museums around the world, an experience that stimulated his love for art and later in life allowed his work to be influenced by artists like Picasso, Basquiat, Miro, Pollock and Peter Max. Alex holds a BA with a major in Fine Arts and a minor in Marketing. He spent 15 years working for several multi-national consumer product companies, before fully dedicating himself to his true passion - Art. His style is best described as a mix of neo-pop and cartoon abstraction, whose intense brushstrokes and vivid colors shape whimsical faces and figures. He gives life to his paintings at his home studio in Baltimore. His work has been sold in galleries in Miami, New York, Baltimore, San Juan, Key West and in the permanent collection of the Taubman Museum at Virginia Tech University - and has participated in over 30 solo and group shows including Art Expo in New York, Artscape in Baltimore and Art Basel in Miami. He enjoys working with interior designers, architects and developers, having his artwork placed in several residential & commercial projects. Alex always has felt a desire to help the community by sharing his love and skill for art, so he has been teaching an Arts Therapy Program at the Juvenile Court System for the last 7 years - He recently donated artwork for the new Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore, where one of his paintings was auctioned for $10,000 at their annual fundraiser!

The Art of Alex Benitez

2020

ALEX Benitez Artist Photo