Artist Profile

After spending his formative years under conventional academic schooling in Manila and St. Louis, Josef Galvez joined the St. Louis Alt Art group in 2015. Now free from academic convention he uses Introrealist principles in his work. 

As an artist he is influenced by the synergy between conscious and unconscious experiences. He describes his artistic process as "the rebirthing of mercurial images out of dreams and imagination", bringing them into consciousness as tangible objects of art. 

He believes there must be a "symbiosis" between visual arts and the socio-political aspects of its age. In the first two decades of the 21st century however visual arts was dominated by Modern and Postmodern tastes. Majority of artists and art institutions are yet to see that in the millennial era Modern and Postmodern are the new "kitsch". For the same terms used by modernists to label 19th century art—sentimental, gaudy, mass produced—have become applicable to Modern and Postmodern styles especially Abstract Expressionism.

He is convinced 21st century art must correspond with 21st century social, political, cultural attributes. The task of millennial artists first and foremost is to connect with the root of social disturbances by digging deep within their own unconscious realities. In this way Millennial art can truly be created out of millennial vision and ingenuity.

Josef Galvez at work on The Adam Paradox

Josef Galvez at work on The Adam Paradox