GUIDO ALVAREZ was a male artist born in Colombia.

Capturing an inner vitality while discarding the confines of realism, Guido Alvarez paints pure energy. As details dissolve in a storm of motion and mark, Alvarez focus shifts to his impressions of his subjects, impulsively allowing dynamic horses, figures, and mythical beasts to emerge. Alvarez paints with an explosively expressive brushstroke, filling his surfaces with a delicate balance of fluid, spontaneous marks and crisp restraint as he leaves an untouched expanse to allow his forms space in which to develop. Combining the influence of Asian sumi-e ink painting with elements of Expressionism, Alvarez paints in black on an expanse of white rice paper or canvas, adding a big amount of additional color for added visual emphasis.