Julio Alan Lepez graduated from the National School of Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón in 1997. He has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions internationally, including at Museo Municipal de Arte in La Plata, Argentina, Centro Cultural de España in Mexico City, Centro Cultural Recoletta in Buenos Aires, Artemisa Gallery in New York, and Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London.
Working in painting, drawing, and collage, Lepez transforms unorthodox materials to create images of fantasy surrounding the human form. Destabilizing the softness of his painterly brush strokes and meticulously drawn lines, he depicts his subjects on striking cut-out board. The portraits gentle color and suggestions of form are juxtaposed with the crisp silhouettes of the complete image. Bold in outline and form, the shapes and shadows on the wall play with and against the figures they portray. Lepez explores the limitations of the wall itself as a background for art as the cut outs evade the limits of conventional foundation, making it nearly impossible to define and encompass the characters’ entirety.