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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 subconscious 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 is 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 Post-modern tastes. Majority of artists and art institutions are yet to see that in the millennial era Modern and Post-modern are the new “kitsch”. For the same terms used by modernists to label 19th century art as sentimental, gaudy, mass produced, have become applicable to Modern and Post-modern styles especially Abstract Expressionism.
Galvez 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 subconscious realities. In this way Millennial Art can truly be created out of millennial vision and ingenuity.