Alisa Rawls, ‘El Hombre Tihuano’, 2017, Flat Space Art
Alisa Rawls, ‘El Hombre Tihuano’, 2017, Flat Space Art

Born in 1988 in Elgin, Illinois to a Puerto Rican father and African American mother, Alisa's artwork is a fusion of the two cultures that also merges Abstract with modern art. Alisa's influences include: Julio Rosado De Valle, Henri Matisse, Helen Frankentheler and Charles Alston. Her most recent collection, titled Tiempo, was inspired by the death of her brother who was murdered in 2015. The clocks in the paintings represent the time when his life ended and the artist holds on to his memory by incorporating him in the paintings.

Alisa's work can be found in private art collections both in the United States and abroad, she is having several exhibitions this year. She currently lives and works in Andalusia, Alabama.

El Hombre Tihuano features a small red figure which immediately draws in the viewer. Whilst the colours in the background create for a striking contrast with the black outline defining the man, the blue, green, yellow and red are also visible on his face as tribal markings adding more character to The Tihuano Man.

About Alisa Rawls

b. 1988, Elgin, IL, United States, based in Andalusia, AL, United States