Last weekend, Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, CA opened a two-person show by Paul Alvarez III and Ian Williams titled “Wrecked and Ravaged.” Both using an illustrative painting style, the artists created surreal works filled with elements of growth, decay and change. Creeping vines, gusts of wind and tempestuous ocean waves fill the works with motion and action. While Alvarez’s paintings fixate on cryptic aquatic life, Williams’ works focus on Earth and air elements, so to speak. Take a look at some of the works in the show below.
Paul Alvarez III: