Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) (Venezuelan, b.1961)
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Florida-based Venezuelan artist Jose Alvarez was born Deyvi Orangel Peña Arteaga (D.O.P.A.). His brightly colored works often employ exotic materials such as porcupine quills, feathers, mica, sequins, and mineral crystals, and are inspired by a wide range of sources including diverse scientific theories, anthropological research, and visionary ritual practice.