Camo Series By Dan Alva

Camo Series By Dan Alva

A series that references not only military shorthand, by using military jargon as the names of all the pieces, but also touches upon the current trends that can be seen in fashion and design. These works are made by laser cutting sheets of wood or metal into the cameo pattern previously created using illustrator. These pieces are then reassembled in a puzzle-like fashion and glued down by Alva onto the backboard, thus bringing the virtual design to life. Once placed within a frame and hung on the wall the works become part of the age-old question of is it art or design?

When creating all of his work the main focus for Alva is that of the aesthetic outcome. He plays with texture, overlaying text on image, art on photography, and contrasting colors and shapes, all with the intention of creating a visually appealing product. While an advertising campaign’s goal is to make the consumer feel a certain way and to therefore entice them to buy, when Alva is in the studio his end goal shifts to creating work that is purely visual pleasing.

 

ARTWORK

Dan Alva Bravo Sierra
Bravo Sierra by Dan Alva
Bravo Sierra by Dan Alva
2018
Dan Alva Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty by Dan Alva
Zero Dark Thirty by Dan Alva
2018
Dan Alva On The Double
On The Double by Dan Alva
On The Double by Dan Alva
2016
Hooah By Dan Alva
Hooah By Dan Alva
Hooah By Dan Alva
2016
Barrack Rats By Dan Alva
Barrack Rats By Dan Alva
Barrack Rats By Dan Alva
2017
Cigarette Soup Dan Alva
Cigarette Soup By Dan Alva
Cigarette Soup By Dan Alva
2017
Devil Dog By Dan Alva
Devil Dog By Dan Alva
2015
Alpha Foxtrot By Dan Alva
Alpha Foxtrot By Dan Alva
Alpha Foxtrot By Dan Alva
2015
check your six by dan alva
Check Your Six By Dan Alva
Check Your Six By Dan Alva
2015