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Efrén Álvarez – Autor/a en A*Desk

In his drawings, Efrén Álvarez explores contemporary cosmovisions applied to conflict and social dynamics.

His projects could be described as an instance of the same tradition of Leech, Hogarth, Goya, Crumb or Rius, which is affected by the mysteries of the beginning of the millennium, the crisis of 2008, the cycle of insurgencies of 2011, the multitudes of Hardt and Negri, the world-economies of Wallerstein, the supposed end of History and the crisis of the left, as well as the enthusiasm in the imaginary of the networks and the cultural revolution of the first Internet.

His work has been presented both in galleries and in independent contexts. In 2011 his series Económicos was presented in a solo exhibition at MNCARS, where in 2014 his work also forms part of the exhibition Playgrounds, More recently (2015-16) his works have been seen in the controversial exhibition the Beast and the Sovereign, at MACBA in Barcelona and at WKV in Stuttgart.

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