Artist Statement

Hi, I’m Alvin Eric Quinones, and I’m an artist who specializes in painting aerial views of crowds in invented spaces. I’m fascinated by the energy and complexity of large groups of people, and I love exploring the ways in which we interact with each other and with our surroundings.

For me, painting is a way of capturing the essence of these interactions and distilling them into a visual form. I create my invented spaces by combining elements from real-world locations with my own imagination, and I use color, texture, and composition to convey the mood and atmosphere of the scene.

One of the things I find most rewarding about my work is the way it can spark a sense of recognition and familiarity in viewers. Even though my scenes are imaginary, they often contain elements that people can relate to from their own experiences, and I love seeing how my paintings can evoke different memories and emotions in different people.

Overall, I see my art as a way of exploring the richness and complexity of human experience, and I hope that my paintings can inspire viewers to see the world in a new light.


Alvin Eric Quinones is a contemporary artist born in New York City and currently residing in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Kean University and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute.

Quinones is best known for his aerial view perspective paintings of crowds in invented spaces. His works are characterized by their vivid color palettes, intricate compositions, and attention to detail. Through his art, he explores the ways in which people interact with each other and their surroundings, capturing the energy and complexity of large groups.

Quinones draws inspiration from his personal experiences, as well as from the diverse cultures and communities he encounters in his daily life. He combines elements from real-world locations with his own imagination to create his invented spaces, resulting in visually stunning and emotionally evocative works of art.

Quinones’ paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the Newark Museum and the Trenton City Museum at Ellerslie Mansion in New Jersey. His work has also been featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including The Star- ledger.