Rey Alfonso is a Cuban artist whose mixed media paintings are energetic expressions of contemporary culture. He builds color through hundreds of layers, carving and torching the Baltic birch by saturating the surface with pure pigments. Alfonso’s personal experiences provide the iconography and palette for his work. Inspired by his childhood, the work features the elegant stepped forms, sweeping curves and layered shapes of Art Deco, old American cars and the colors of Cuban tropical splendor. Alfonso’s pieces can be found in public and private collections in more than 40 countries. He has created works for individuals and organizations ranging from the San Francisco Opera House to the Mayo Clinic. In 2010, he was commissioned by Hilton Worldwide to create over 150 works for the private collections of the company’s owners and investors.