Luis Alves is a New Jersey based artist with a primary interest in collage. He was born in Portugal but has lived in the New York area most of his life including attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He has been passionate about creating collages since his youth, each work is a hand manipulated hybrid utilizing appropriated imagery from magazines to incite an equally compelling and perverse dialogue. His art is characterized by pop culture and advertising influences as well as vibrant colors and bold compositions. He has exhibited within the last decade in a steady stream of group and solo exhibitions along with creating special commissions for private clients.