Ale Osollo was born in Chihuahua (Mexico) in 1979. Her childhood, adolescence and youth were spent in a society bursting with Mexican customs and traditions.
In her mind and spirit dwells the magical fantasy that has accompanied her in dreams since she was a child. Art gave Ale the outlet to capture this other world using materials that were within her reach at the time - such as vegetables or fruit from the refrigerator and even toilet paper. Today, her works are narratives, rich in symbolism that draw on heritage.
"In my case, painting is an exercise of the soul. Through it, I draw emotions, send messages and develop ideas. I enjoy the pleasure and tranquillity of observing my environment. Being aware of others makes me more human, and I want to transmit it, spread it to all those crazy dreamers and optimists. We are in an era where our destiny is not to complain or generate more fear or anger or violence. Channelling the energy of human beings for the benefit of all will make us more sensitive. LET'S FOCUS! Let's make a personal decision, let's work with our body, soul and mind to serve everyone in what they are passionate about in favour of everything and everyone, away from stress, violence, depression, self-destructive behaviours. Little by little, we will be a community of beings who are more thinking, more sensitive and happier." ~ Ale Osollo
Ale pushes the boundaries with materials and with references. She playfully winks at popular culture and Mexican muralism. In her eagerness to explore and experiment, Ale combines non-traditional materials to achieve the epiphany of a new surface. Her style is considered empirical and irreverent to the fundamental rules of painting. The curious behaviour of compositions or mixtures of materials and tones are part of the game that disturb and excite her artistic soul.
"I am Chihuahuan." ~ Ale Osollo
Ale Osollo ~ The Free-Spirited Artist
Photography by Nacho Guerrero
Want to learn more about Ale Osollo?
Of Artists and Angels and Black and White: Ale Osollo is Shedding Light on Things Unseen
Inside the Magical Fantasy World of Ale Osollo
The Crazy Mind: Interview with artist Ale Osollo