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Alex Morales

Hoboken, New Jersey

Alex Morales started out in the world of fine arts in 1983 when he was fourteen years old. He commenced his studies in the Museo Departamental de Bellas Artes of the city of San Jose de Mayo, Uruguay. It is then that he started a long and slow journey, sure of himself and with the conviction of being a natural born artist, and starts the endless search to learn the secrets of drawing and painting. Alex continues his formal studies until he is seventeen years old (1986). These three years of continuous learning, experimentation and practice were seminal, given that it is during this time that he lays his own foundation as an artist.

In 1990 Alex travels to Buenos Aires, Argentina where he lives for four years dedicated to his work as a publicity artist, leaving him with little time for his fine art painting. In 1994, he returns to Uruguay and is contracted by an important publicity agency. He perfects this craft, studies graphic design and becomes a graphic artist and illustrator and spends three years in this profession. In 1994 and 1995, besides working in publicity he works as a set designer and model for several television commercials. In 1997 he changes direction once again and leaves behind publicity as a profession, and dedicates himself as a decorator and fine art painting. In 2005 he becomes a member of the artists sub-commission of the departmental museum of San Jose. He is a founder and vice president of the Asociacion de Artistas Plasticos de San Jose. In 2006 he is named as a delegate and representative of the department of San Jose, at the national assembly of culture, located in Salto and organized by Centro de Educacion y Cultura. In 2007 he moves to the United States, he is accepted at New York Artists Equity Association. In this same year he is hired by a publicity agency, Green Team Advertising, and works there as a creator and illustrator. In 2008 he begins his first exhibit here in the United States.

During this period Alex leaves once again the profession of publicity and dedicates himself exclusively to his art creating large-scale works of art which to this day is what characterizes him. In 2009 he is selected among 18,000 artists from LA, NYC, and Miami to compete in a reality show of fine artists, (Work of Genius) which consisted of a competition to discover the most talented artists among them. From that moment Morales realizes a series of important expositions and murals in places such as New Jersey, Miami, New York and Barcelona. Alex Morales states, “Art as a commitment to life. Art as a love that hurts and burns. Art as an engine of the body and the spirit. Art, essential as air, vital as water. Art, passport to the dreams.”

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