Alex Yanes is a contemporary artist based in Miami, Florida, known for his colorful, dynamic and playful mixed-media sculptures, installations and paintings that often reflect his upbringing in the city. Born in Miami in 1977, Yanes grew up immersed in the local street art and graffiti culture, which heavily influenced his artistic style and approach.
Yanes' work is characterized by a combination of traditional techniques such as woodcarving and painting, as well as unconventional materials like metal, acrylic, resin, and found objects. His pieces often incorporate recognizable imagery and symbols, such as old-school boomboxes, skateboards, and comic book characters, which he reimagines in unexpected and whimsical ways.
Yanes' artworks have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City, and the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami. His work has also been commissioned by various brands and organizations, including Nike, Red Bull, and the Miami Dolphins, among others.
One of Yanes' most notable works is his large-scale installation "Time Tunnel," which was exhibited at the Scope Miami Beach art fair in 2017. The piece consists of a colorful, multi-layered tunnel made of wood, metal, and other materials, which visitors can walk through and experience from different angles.
Yanes' art is often described as a celebration of Miami's vibrant and diverse culture, and his works are popular among collectors and art enthusiasts for their unique combination of craftsmanship, humor, and pop culture references. His work can be seen as a reflection of the changing times and the impact of street art and graffiti on contemporary art, as well as the growing influence of urban and pop culture in mainstream art.