Xavier Alvarado embarked on his artistic journey at the tender age of 6, observing his father’s sketching endeavors. His artistic development began to take shape during his childhood, when he started sketching comics, driven by his deep admiration for superheroes. Over time, this passion evolved into a fascination with street and modern fine art. Interestingly, Xavier has never pursued formal art education or professional training.
Throughout his body of work, one can prominently observe the use of acrylics, chalk, and pastels. Xavier’s artistic talents have also extended to the creation of murals in the Downtown and East Austin neighborhoods. Notably, he has engaged in live painting sessions at Darylen Mason Studio and captivated audiences at Republic Square with his unique aesthetic and creative expression, leaving a lasting impression on a diverse and inspired audience.
In his most recent artistic endeavors, Xavier has turned his focus towards Distribution Hall, where he has been crafting portraits that pay homage to significant figures in his life and celebrate their histories and influences. As Xavier’s artistic journey continues to unfold, he envisions exploring a wide array of mediums, including furniture, pottery, and tapestry, showcasing his versatility and commitment to artistic innovation.