Alexandre Coxo is a young Portuguese artist who produces his paintings in two extremes: the natural, in the figurative elements; the artificial, by the logical mathematical speech. In this way, it seeks to develop images that somehow we already know and, simultaneously, do not know where or when. With his paintings Alexandre intend to create a meditative atmosphere.
Between the intimate and the public, he develops an ambiguous imagery that allows him to change between the authoring process and reflexive essay. His work process follows a disciplined method consisting of several sequential steps through which imaging material is found to allow him to compose a limited set of paintings.
Usually, this process begins with a trip without destination from which arises the motive and the need to capture images. The work continues in the studio producing his paintings. In the composition and in the painting Alexandre Coxo uses some influences of European art, from the great classics, like Diego Velázquez or Rembrandt, to the contemporary painting.
His academic training includes a Master's Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, followed by a Degree in Visual Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. After the academic training he attended drawing and painting classes at the Atelier de Arte Realista do Porto.
From early on, Alexandre painted and exhibited in Portugal and abroad, having received several prizes in painting contests, and being represented by some galleries. Alexandre Coxo was born in 1987, in the city of Porto, and at the moment lives and work in same city.