Alejandro Magallanes was born in Mexico City in 1971 and studied graphic design at the National School of Plastic Arts of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Graphic design is just Alejandro's most visible creative side. He has ventured to create poetry, experimenting with animations and videos, sculptures, photographs and drawings. You can say that Alejandro Magallanes is essentially an artist who wants to represent all that is seen and. In June 2012, Alejandro Magallanes presented his first solo exhibition: Always say never, in the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil. Within the exhibition photographs, animations, drawings and installations described as an "imaginary black humor that exudes intense" were presented.
He has worked for various social and cultural development of editorial projects, institutional pictures, posters, etc. institutions. In 1997 he coordinated the exhibition Not all signs are pretty. His work has been exhibited in poster Japan, the Czech Republic, Argentina, United States, China, Slovenia, Russia, Ukraine, Colombia, Venezuela, Poland, Cuba and Mexico. He deserved the medal Josef Mroszczak at the XVI Biennial of the Poster in Warsaw, ranked third in the biennial poster for Ecology 4th Block in Ukraine and the Golden Bee Award in the category of book in the Biennial of the same name in Russia. Part of the Medellin cartel groups and out of registry.
In the work presented figures no apparent place in the composition, which offers a variety of records and techniques that accompany it, without any connotation to which they are normally considered. So, photography and drawing, handwriting and printed sources, caricature and silhouette, drawing and visual quote, spot color and nuances appear, all in an endless number of combinations. It is assumed that all graphic design, by its nature linked to the needs of the communication, interprets the theory in practice. However, Magellan beyond.
Part undoubtedly ideal betting, design assumptions and decisions that are also conceptual, but the hard plasma in an activity that puts the combinatorial game, the manipulation of matter and sense of doing, in the that practice is ahead of theory, tactics disrupts the strategy makes a dent in the episodic system, and breaking mocks the rule. —culturacolectiva.com