Born in Lima, Perú in 1973, he currently resides in Harlem. Alvaro began his education at the Instituto Peruano de Publicidad in Lima, initially studying Advertising Design. In 2001 he arrived in the USA and went deep into art as a form of escapism. Further on, Professor Robert Liberace introduced him to Anatomy and the figure. Once emerged on that path he enrolled at the New York Academy of Art to obtain his Masters in Fine Arts degree, concentration on sculpture. Since then, Alvaro has been sculpting, drawing, instructing and exhibiting in the NYC area, California, and various other cities.
Alvaro’s work renders the human anatomy through loose lines, rhythms and balance. By putting strength on vulnerability, Luna creates an unapologetic narrative. Most of the time, he lets the mediums take control but at the end, the message is controlled by him. He lives through every single drip, stroke and brush administered. No precision and no planning is necessary and whatever is revealed at the end becomes a pleasant surprise. Each color moves intricately around on its own, bringing life into the piece. Each figure come off of the page as if arriving from a climactic, yet surreal dream. Each figure, constantly moving. Never dormant and never quiet.