Nicolas Sanchez, AlfAlfA. 1983, Merida, Venezuela.
Large format muralist, painter and draftsman.
Self-taught from an early age in drawing, he grew up in a stained glass workshop learning the family trade. He studied plastic arts at Caracas, 2000 – 2002 and from 2005 to 2012 at Bellas Artes, Montevideo.
Since 2008 he has focused his activity in the field of urban art, painting first small and medium interventions and then murals of increasing scale.
His work is based on the exploration of fantasy as a refuge, mythology and the rescue of local laws and traditions, as well as the creation of his own bestiaries and invented mythologies. He has had a variety of individual and collective exhibitions in Montevideo and the interior of Uruguay.
Over the last 7 years he has traveled thanks to scholarships, residencies, festivals and exchanges related to his artistic work and has made murals, live interventions and individual and collective exhibitions in Caracas, Buenos Aires, New York, Berlin, England, Poland, Spain, India , Bosnia and Croatia.
He currently lives and works as an independent artist in Montevideo.