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Photo of Artist Alejandro DJ was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and grew up in the town of Caguas. As a child he drew and painted all the images he liked: super heroes, faces, cars, monsters and the like. He remembers doing many illustrations for his school teachers before every holiday. At the age of ten he met Victor Torres Lizardi, a painter from Caguas who awakened in him, his everlasting love for art. At sixteen he moved to New York City, where he started observing the masters' work at the museums and galleries. Back in his home island, he started studying art on his own with books he purchased through the mail at the same time that he worked in oils and attended college. Alejandro DJ is an honor graduate from the University of Puerto Rico. In 1995 he traveled to Paris, Madrid, Florence, Rome, Brussels and Amsterdam to closely study the paintings of old and modern masters. This experience has enriched the way in which he views painting as a whole. His favorite mediums are pastel, acrylic but mostly oil. He is a natural figurative and portrait artist and likes painting any offbeat subject. Foto del artista Some of his paintings can be seen at Caguas Museum in Puerto Rico. His work has been shown widely in many group and solo shows in Puerto Rico including Cruz Azul de Puerto Rico, Museo de Arte de Caguas, Capitolio de Puerto Rico, Galería Lyzette, Galería del Turabo, Galería Lucas Casillas, Galería Internacional, Café Teatro Félix Caballero, Chesebrough-Pond's, Cearte, Centro de Bellas Artes de Guaynabo, Museo y Casa Rectoría Universidad del Turabo, Centro Cultural Cayrabón, Antigua Casa Alcaldía in Gurabo, Museo Fuerte Conde de Mirasol in Vieques, Centro de Bellas Artes Adolfo Porrata Doria in Guayama, Liga de Arte de San Juan, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Caguas Coop, Museo Histórico de Caguas, Pabellón de las Artes de Caguas and Casa del Ajedrez in Caguas. Alejandro DJ has done many commissioned portraits and his paintings are in private and public collections. He has taught art to children and adults at his Caguas' studio since 1985. Alejandro belongs to the group: “Artistas Plásticos del Valle del Turabo” who had their “Decade of Creation 1992 - 2002” show from 2002 until 2003 throughout Puerto Rico. Alejandro has his permanent studio in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

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