Born in Mexico in 1980, A.B Tavera is a multidisciplinary artist who has studied a diverse array of art forms ranging from painting, architecture, interactive digital and graphic arts, video animation, installations, to modern design. His visual arts career began with his premier gallery exhibitions throughout London,U.K.
Following his instincts in he moved to the Italian Alps, and soon after, he relocated to New York City. It was here that he submerged himself totally into painting and into Manhattan’s thriving art movement. he returned to Europe, this time choosing Paris as his home base. For him, the vitality of the Parisian environment was a source of immense inspiration, leading him to develop a more refined and concrete artistic expression. It was also here that he gained notoriety after numerous successful exhibitions. His first permanent exhibition consisted of over 100 artworks distributed throughout the Mosquito Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. He currently works and resides in San Francisco, U.S.A.
A.B. Tavera’s paintings can be best described as a hybrid between his complex personality, and his travel and cultural experiences. His abstract paintings express his deep intuition and certain recurring, incoherent elements of his personality. He defines it as an agitated spontaniety of micro-cosmic ideas changing speed and kinetic energy as brush meets canvas, whereby a certain violence of line and character is revealed with a sense of detailed urgency.
He is perpetually in motion; frequently moving to cities and studios across the globe drawing on adventure and new inspiration. He credits his endless globe-trotting for his astonishing breadth and diversity as an artist – producing paintings, sculptures, collages, motion graphics, digital art, drawings, photography, and video and sound installation works.
Art and life are intrinsically and irrevocably one for A B. Tavera. A self-described inconoclastic individualist,he has continued to remain elusive to the broad public, despite a steadily growing recognition within certain established art circles.
His extensive travels throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Africa have ultimately defined the direction of his work. A.B Tavera’s paintings reflect the multiple facets of our cultural identities, offering the viewer a very instinctive and subjective glimpse into the diverse communities of our world, and most of all, into the artist provocateur himself – A.B. Tavera.