Joseph Alef

Joseph Alef makes active paintings that radiate with energy. Blending an impressive array of colors with gestural and drip elements, Alef has created his own expressive visual language through his paintings. Often beginning with more delicate fields of color, Alef integrates linear and more distinct graphic elements that form sculptural effects. Alef has been a studio artist at Creative Growth since 2001, and devotes most of his time to painting, though he also has explored ceramics as well. Like his paintings, the abstract ceramic tablets he makes are deeply layered with organic abstractions and vibrant colors.

Joseph Alef has worked at Creative Growth Art Center from 2001-2008; 2013 – present.

Born 1981, Berkeley, CA.

Joseph Alef, Untitled (JA 081), Work on paper, 2019, 108 x 85 inches

Joseph Alef, Untitled (JA 081), Work on paper, 2019, 108 x 89 inches

Joseph Alef, Untitled (JA 073), Work on paper, 2018, 22.25 x 30.25 inches

Joseph Alef, Untitled (JA 074), Work on paper, 2018, 15 x 22 inches