While the artist portrays the pain of the working class, he also does not miss the strong family bond that exists amidst the struggles and sacrifices of daily life. Along these lines, the artist has worked on numerous Mother and Child canvasses such as “Mag-Iloy”, 2011, a 60cm X 45.5cm oil on canvas. Here we find a son locked in the embrace of his winged mother, portraying the mother as angelic in her selfless love. The work is a warm picture of comfort and protection in typical Alvarado style.
Alvarado has had over 50 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions both here and abroad including the prestigious Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, the Queensland Art Gallery and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, USA. His works are also part of the collection of the Singapore Art Museum.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: H60cm X W45.5cm