Howard Alvarez


My paintings are an exploration of memory. They offer glimpsed or half-remembered figures and faces – ‘re-imagined ancestors’ recovered from a personal archive of the forgotten. I like to work quickly using my hands as much as possible (as opposed to brushes), because that way I get a more expressive result, with the image emerging from complex layers of texture and colour.

Rebecca Wilson, our Chief Curator and Director, Art Advisory is especially excited about new contemporary artworks by artist sign painter Archie Proudfoot, contemporary figurative painter Elena Garcia de la Fuente, the bright expressive abstracts created by Helsinki’s Mona Hoel, and Roy Tyson’s one-of-a-kind art photography and sculpture. Make sure to take advantage of a valuable opportunity to see some of their work for yourself while you’re

If You’re in the Mood for More…

Become part of the art. You can visit artist Jasper Joffe’s Brexit Photo Booth, and become part of his onsite photographic portrait documenting post-Brexit Britain, or take part in one of TOAF’s hands-on workshops to DIY and recharge before taking in the rest of the fair. Visit The Other Art Fair’s site for more details and workshop tickets. Advance purchase is recommended, as space is limited.