Alfredo Alamo was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Having earned three college degrees; one in advertising at the Institute for the New Professions (Caracas, Venezuela) and the other in marketing and international business at the University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida), he developed his professional background in Sales and marketing. In 1994, he came to the United States along with his wife, Estela, and their three children Alvaro, Andrea and Samuel. After a few years in the corporate field, he and his wife, a Dentist, decided to open a dental office, where he has been working since.
Although his background is not in the fine arts field, he was always fascinated by working on projects that challenged his creativity. So, it was in arts that he found the best way to fulfill his passion for creativity. He finds inspiration in artists like Alberto Giacometti, Albert Paley, Stephen Yusko, Leonardo DaVinci and other less famous, but certainly not less talented, artists among local groups and associations. He considers himself to be a developing artist. Therefore, he is continuously developing different styles and using different techniques and media that can enrich his proficiency in the sculpture genre. Up to now, Alfredo has been able to participate in a few juried shows in his home state of Florida, earning third place twice.
I firmly believe that Art in its pure and fundamental nature, in any genre, is a meaningful representation of life. Thus, it is not meant to be seen, but felt; the more you move your observer, the better artist you are. With my art, I materialize the ideas that my mind creates out of feelings, experiences and observations that inspire me. I create pieces that not only depict, but also propose, ideas, moods and emotional states of mind.
My medium of preference is metal. Welding and working with fire and heat to subdue and bring life to one of the most inanimate materials in the world is what has made metal sculpting a fascination for me. However, since there is so much to explore and since I consider myself an artist in constant evolution, sometimes I find it hard to limit myself to a single medium. So, I experiment with many different materials to broaden my creative spectrum.
My main objective is to make my art pieces introduce themselves to the spectators and to tell them a story. So, by the time the person leaves the space they do not leave behind a sculpture, they leave behind an experience.