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Edgar Alejandro Gamez Sosa exhibition debuts at the Gallery at The Madison

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An exhibition of the work of Edgar Alejandro Gamez Sosa is set to debut at The Gallery at the Madison later this week. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress.com)
Edgar Alejandro Gamez Sosa to showcase artwork inspired by life in Phoenix
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Edgar Alejandro Gamez Sosa is an accomplished, working street artist and abstract painter creating Phoenix-inspired canvases that feature a mixture of graffiti and southwest abstract art.

The Gallery at The Madison, an art exhibition space in Uptown Phoenix, is thrilled to present Mr. Sosa’s show — Art of Life, Art of Love — that will be on display in the lobby at The Madison Center for the Arts from Aug. 11 to Dec. 22, 2023.

Mr. Sosa’s artistic style is inspired by his graffiti roots and love for Arizona’s nature and culture. Graffiti was his expressive outlet as a young artist and now that has transformed his current style of abstract cacti. He uses many layers of color, lines, and texture in his work to help express the beauty of street art meeting the Arizona desert.

Mr. Sosa’s love for art came at a very young age, as his entire family are all artists. He was always surrounded by works from Diego, Frida, and Picasso in his childhood home. A lot of his current methods he learned through different art forms growing up.

As a child, Mr. Sosa used papier-mâché and balloons to make superhero masks. When he was a bit older, he watched another student in art class graffiti his name. Mr. Sosa asked him to tag his name, which immediately changed his love for art. He couldn’t stop thinking about letters.

“We are very excited to welcome Edgar’s Art of Life, Art of Love art exhibition to The Gallery at The Madison,” said Ari Levin, executive director at The Madison Center for the Arts. “Each one of his pieces represents Phoenix’s art culture in a unique and inspiring way that we are proud to share with the Arizona community.”

Edgar Alejandro Gamez Sosa to showcase artwork inspired by life in Phoenix

In addition to his art exhibition, Mr. Sosa will be teaching a masterclass series for students within the Madison School District. There will also be a Student Art Show on Monday, Nov. 20, that will allow students to showcase their art alongside Mr. Sosa’s works.

“It is an honor to be able to teach the techniques I learned [to the Madison students],” Mr. Sosa said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to sharing my art with them and hope to inspire them to challenge themselves and chase their own dreams.”

Arizonans are invited to attend the gallery opening of Mr. Sosa’s show, Art of Life, Art of Love, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, in the lobby of The Madison Center for the Arts. This celebration will include a meet and greet with Mr. Sosa, a first look at his art show, a performance from local band, Dead City Revival at 7 p.m., and a chance to watch Mr. Sosa paint live.

The Gallery can be found in The Madison’s lobby, a spacious 24,500-square-foot space with a soaring 40-feet ceiling and windows that travel from top to bottom. The Gallery will be open Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment and is free to the public.

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