New in the gallery --- Ismael Alvarez

Ismael Alvarez

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My name is Ismael Álvarez. I was born in Ayamonte, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain. Having a civil guard as a father and a gipsy mother, it was obvious I would end up being this antsy. If I had to blame someone for my drawing skills, I would choose my mum with no doubt. While she was pregnant, instead of eating chocolates or any other craving, she felt more like drawing. She filled many notebooks with voluptuous women with big breasts, huge butts and sex, a lot of sex.

I studied Fine Arts at Universidad Complutense (Madrid), the city where I lived since I was a little child. It was in Madrid where I started my career as illustrator, graphic designer and comic draftsman. Apart from this, I was also in contact with the fashion and the acting world, working even nowadays as a freelance photographer.

You can find some of my works in publications such as VOGUE Japan, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Sunday Times, Playboy, among many others. I have always enjoyed working in different fields; that is the reason I find quite hard to reject the offers I am proposed. So you can easily see my work either in an international famous magazine or in a printed fanzine of any neighborhood.

I love art at every level. Gustav Klimt, Warhol and Lichtenstein are very inspirational, although Tom of Finland is who fascinates me the most. He is the god of the homoerotic art. I really like eroticism, and even pornography. For me everything has an artistic side, but unfortunately not everybody sees things in the same way. Many times it seems that ‘sex’ and ‘taboo’ are inseparable concepts. Sex is only dirty if the mind of who is watching it is dirty (ok, and if you do not keep yourself hygienic as well :P).

Currently, you will also find me on TV, as a host in LO QUE SURJA. It is a naugthy and wild late-night show with interviews, performances, humour… which is broadcasted live from Monday to Thursday at 23:30 pm in Barcelona, and pre-recorded in more than 20 chaannels all over Spain. All the info is in

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