José A. Alvarado Jr.

Photographer
 
Location: New York City, New York
Nationality: Puerto Rican American
Biography: José A. Alvarado Jr. is a Puerto Rican photographer dedicated to documenting class inequality, civic engagement, and contemporary issues in Puerto Rico and New York City. He works primarily in long-form storytelling, using visual imagery... MORE
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for CULTURED Magazine: At 25, Artist Oscar yi Hou Has Already Had a Solo Museum Show—And Written a Memoir
josé a. alvarado jr.
Nov 27, 2023
Summary
The Liverpool-born artist is reimagining Americana to include queer Asian-American leather daddies. His latest paintings will be on view at James Fuentes's Art Basel Miami Beach booth, and he's slated to have a solo show with the gallery next fall.
Oscar yi Hou is in his poetry era. In his “poem paintings,” a private lexicon of hieroglyphs—cranes, the yin and yang symbol, Western spurs—serve as stand-ins for the artist.

“It’s the universe of the paintings, and it’s up to the viewer if they want to decipher it or not,” the New York-based, Liverpool-born painter says of the works, which have served as a means to document his relationships with loved ones over the years.

Photographed for CULTURED Magazine, with words by Meka Boyle
At 25, Artist Oscar yi Hou Has Already Had a Solo Museum Show—And Written a Memoir
The artist is reimagining Americana to include queer Asian-American leather daddies.
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