Angelo Alihaj D. Alejandro (AADA) is both a visualist and musician. Before graduating with his Cum Laude degree in Fine Arts, he was already venturing into music as a drummer and arranger. His experience here has led him to pursue other forms in creativity - not just musically but visually. At his first group exhibition, AADA began to experiment with Video and New Media Art – using projection mapping and sound to make bring various wall bound works to life. Not long after, his works turned into LED TVs that contained drawn marks on the screens that when paired with an accompanying video, would create the illusion of movement in an unconventional manner.
AADA’s latest works this 2016 feature a unique method with his process of painting. His “ink transfer” works disclose the technique for manipulating sketches on acetate and then transferring the drawn image onto canvas. He is hugely influenced by the likes of Chuck Close and Roy Lichtenstein - wherein the artists extenuate their respective techniques as their primary art form. AADA’s belief in art corresponds the same way - mainly in that his method must always be innovative. “If the work is innovative, it will keep the audience continuously thinking.”