Cedric Alessandro

Cedric Alessandro

Art starts with meaning, skill is important only to facilitate the expression of this meaning. Art without meaning is worthless. The best works do not only have meaning but have content.

My Father has a masters in Literature from Vanderbilt, he would read me "dostoevsky" as a little baby, and he gave me the name Cedric so I would not have to pick a Pseudonym like other famous writers/artists.

As a child my grandfather on my mothers side taught me many things about the process of art. Growing up I learned how to paint and draw. When I was very young, 7 or 8, I had my first public auction along with the other art students at my primary school. Getting older in primary school, I had a 8yr old friend named Lievi, who was mentally challenged and already had gallery representation for his abstract contemporary art (dots on a canvas). I remember that my work would be regularly stolen, (mostly representations of the universe, and post-modern art) not entirely sure why or how, but it seemed like the staff and other students did not like me very much. This sort of conditioning continued throughout the rest of my life. In secondary school I regularly participated in whatever contests I could, sometimes juried other times not. I took home a prizes and the teachers would offer to buy my work, because they knew the complicated process I went through to make them, (still post Modern and landscape realism). In which I would tell them my mother planned on framing it, but in reality she never framed anything and they got thrown away, it was just a little satisfying to think my mother cared.

In highschool I particpated in state wide juried shows, school shows and I got in my first art guild in in highschool. I displayed works throughout various venues with the Art Guild. I traded artwork for paintbrushes and canvas with my teachers in highschool. I remember painting my first realistic figure painting, the Jordy-Lisa (drawing is much easier than painting in my opinion; realistic drawings of people were never a problem). After the Jordy-Lisa, I won the school "trite contest" with a realistic painting of Mao Zedong. I had an offer for that Mao, but once again I thought my mother cared. I generally end up giving away my artwork for free, as a young ideological fanatic I pick a good "home" for my work; I now realize if someone is willing to pay for it, that means it will have a good home. Mao Zedong then earned me an "apprentice", a younger art student whom wanted to learn how I painted; so I taught him how to paint realistically.

I started off going to engineering school at CSU with scholarships. Since then I have changed schools and currently I am attending MSCD school of art and design, with a BFA concentration in painting. I have had gallery representation and luck with internet sites. I am currently attempting to build a reputation. When concerned about beauty we do not take a ruler and measure the lengths of a woman's limbs to determine the extent of her beauty. Art is about making something hard look easy, and making it attractive in the process. I now look at my work and realize its not nearly as good as I think it is. (no good homes) What really saddens me is the idea that garbage in a dump will last 500 years longer than my art.

Thank you for your time,
Cedric Chambers

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Impressionist Landscape. Very Pretty. not sure why people paint things like this, though I did enjoy the process of making this work with my palette knife, it was an interesting study.

This was my first acrylic painting in highschool, it is of my Shih-Tzu as Che Guevara, Very comical.

This is a study, one of my early pencil drawings of a child crying. Very colorful work and very eye catching.

Anemone: The Dissipation of Hope, painted and written so I wouldn't forget. please enjoy the emotive structure of my language.

The Anemone is associated with death and carnage in every culture it is found. Often confused with the Red Poppy. In china it means death. In the middle east it is a sign of disease, and destruction. The name anemone comes from the Greek word for “windflower.” According to Greek mythology, the anemone sprang from Aphrodite’s tears as she mourned the death of Adonis. This flower is a symbol of change, the dissipation of hope. I like to think that Jacqueline’s flower sprouted out of my tears, my hope for a future with her dies. When I was young, very little. I always adored flowers, my favorite field trip was to the Denver Botanical Gardens in the 2nd grade, I remember bringing my pastels and a sketch pad. Then quickly sketching the flowers as best as I could. Lol, even then I was a mean critic, I remember walking by an older woman, probably around 24. She was sitting in a studio chair with a big clipboard painting a beautiful field of flowers, I politely asked her to show me her work; then proceeded to tell her how bad it was; I remember getting in trouble for that. Reminds me how right Jacqueline was; my very criticisms prevent me from trying... I’ve always had a fascination of flowers, my favorite movie before I found Ingmar Bergman films, was “Adaptation”, the theme had to do with flowers. It also involved a double entendre, which I will explain another time. Of course Charlie Kaufman’s films were pretty good. Georgia O’Keefe painted 100 paintings of flowers, that resembled vaginas; though she never intended them to resemble Vaginas. The association of flowers with sex; Orgasm means death. Orgasms are viewed as a glimpse into the death sequence, which is rumored to be the ultimate pleasure and euphoria; endorphins are a 1000 times more powerful than Morphiene. JacqueIine and I made passionate love to each other many times. I guess we died a little each time.... There are many perspectives on love. Lacan has a few, the Greeks have few, Indians have. few, Buddhists have a few, Christains have a few. I remember reading a Sylvia Plath poem about love as a flower, a very descriptive and metaphorical poem; genius in my opinion. I guess this work is all those things. My love for flowers my love for Jacqueline. All the hopes and dreams that died with her. My anguish and depression lives on in, like a flower sprouting from my heart. Anemone=Wind+feminine patronymic suffix. That’s funny, ironic even, I’ve always loved the wind, watching the grass blow, feeling your hair blow in the wind, taking a nap among flowers. The way anime’s romanticize the wind. I remember taking long trips to Kansas to visit my grandma, and all you could see is the grass blowing in the great plains for hundreds of miles. I always loved that, I love the Van Gogh paintings of wheat fields. This work I painted is of Jacqueline, in some field somewhere. She left me for a more mature more manly guy~(older, nicer car and good body). Who the hell is with someone for 4 years as BEST Friends and dating for 3 years then does this to them... She said I was heartless before, who the hell can I have faith in now? I guess when she left I got my passion. When she left me, a flower emerged.

a portrait of my cousin as the mona lisa. I thought this work was very comical. This was my first attempt at realism done on a matt board.

An abstract pose of a ballerina. Simply for looks.

Portrait of Comedian Jim Jeffries. This work was done by request of Jim Jeffries. not entirely sure what he did with it.

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Title "What would Castro Do?"

In Hegelian terms, Communism negates Capitalism. The issue with Marxism has always been that the communist nations go from feudal society, and completely skip capitalist society. Think of Russia. A fully functional capitalist state is necessary for a functional communist society. The idea is not that Capitalists are evil, which seems to be the trend now a days. Think of all the people you know who hate Wal-Mart. (Anti-globalization means anti-American?) Rather, by fully devoting ourselves to capitalists ends, we can negate our current form of capitalist society. Essentially, the evils associated with Captialism, the exporting of child labor, the core-periphery, the Wal-Marts of the world, will be destroyed by fully supporting them. Historically speaking, Slave society destroyed itself, Feudal society destroyed itself, Capitalist society will destroy itself, some countries are reaching stage 6 in the Demographic Transition, what is next? The truth is that by being against an idea, you are the resistance necessary to prolong that idea's very existence. Essentially, by supporting capitalism, we support communism. By supporting Communism, we enable the prolonged life of capitalism. A true communist consciously supports capitalism.


P.S. Also in this portrait, I am clearly making reference to the common household phrase, "what would jesus do", merely because Fidel Castro is not nearly as racist, judgemental, petty, or criminal as jesus (insert religious figure) or any of his followers ever were.

figurative painting of a woman in a seductive pose holding a green and red star hat.

Cedric Alessandro has uploaded Cold

Portrait of a woman done oil on canvas, very textured and emotional. The expression is seen through the work as a whole.

Coffee Mate creamer transforming into a butterfly.

Cedric Chambers has uploaded Nature

An impressionist palette knife painting.

This work is about the destructive act of pollution on our environment. The sunsets beauty is a result of the refraction of light. Pollution has quite the opposite effect on our atmosphere. The more we pollute our skies the darker and greyer they become. In this series of impressionist sunsets, I am expressing this point.

This work is about the destructive act of pollution on our environment. The sunsets beauty is a result of the refraction of light. Pollution has quite the opposite effect on our atmosphere. The more we pollute our skies the darker and greyer they become. In this series of impressionist sunsets, I am expressing this point.

This work is about the destructive act of pollution on our environment. The sunsets beauty is a result of the refraction of light. Pollution has quite the opposite effect on our atmosphere. The more we pollute our skies the darker and greyer they become. In this series of impressionist sunsets, I am expressing this point.

This work is about the destructive act of pollution on our environment. The sunsets beauty is a result of the refraction of light. Pollution has quite the opposite effect on our atmosphere. The more we pollute our skies the darker and greyer they become. In this series of impressionist sunsets, I am expressing this point.