Irene Alvarez (1984) is an artist with a background in sculpture.
She inspires herself in ethnic civilizations and pop culture, attempting to work on clashing symbols that create a rupture giving a new meaning to our western references and ancient archetypes.
Her approach to illustration is contemporary as she reinvents herself in a new series “Turn Me Op” composed by three woven tapestry artworks. This creation emerges in collaboration with the Audax Textielmuseum in Tilburg where they support talent and challenge in textile art. Her main reference through out the process has been op art. As a consequence, unexpected optical effects stimulate the viewer into a psychedelic vision.
A limited series of printed tee-shirts and a Tipi installation complete the exhibition