Alexander Apostol has won awards on his photography and is well known throughout Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala and the United States. Born in Venezuela, he now resides in Caracas.
I found the artist Alexander Apostol the most interesting to look at. He took photographs and altered them by taking all the entrances and exits out from the buildings. This project is called Residente Pulido. He takes modernist architecture and he retouches out all the entrances and covers the outside walls with glass or porcelain. Alexander turns 50 year old flats into impenetrable monuments. This is somewhat a metaphor for him as an artist and for the arrogant masculine male. These are visually interesting and look like run down abandoned buildings. The artist makes something that wouldn't normally be interesting pretty glamorous to look at. Yet, these buildings are so plain, they trigger so much interest in the subject and I think that is what good art is really all about. At first when you see the buildings you think there is something wrong but are not quite surewhat it is and then slowly you can notice the slight changes he makes to his art and you can see the reasons why it is so intriguing to see as a viewer. I didn't find much art in the digital art book that really intereseted me. I think it is mostly because I am a studio artist and I don't really like to manipulate my images much. I find that sometimes artists can manipulate images in a creative way and then maybe they can make an image fun and visually eye catching. In Alexanders work, he is catching the eyes of a younger generation where new and postmodern work is very popular.