Exploring the country’s nature, especially rainforests and mangroves, has been Costa Rican artist Alejandro Villalobos’ passion for the past 18 years. Marveling at the beauty of our country’s national parks sparked a desire in Villalobos to transfer his impressions and sensations onto to the canvas through the use of industrial materials, and to create sculptures focused on conservation.
When Villalobos was 14 years old, he began art classes at the Casa del Artista, under the tutelage of Costa Rican artist “Chino” Morales. He later received a scholarship from the Autonomous University of Central America (UACA) and enrolled at their arts school, where he studied painting. He went on to study engraving at the Fine Arts School at the University of Costa Rica (UCR).
He taught art for the Public Education Ministry (MEP) for 34 years, offering classes at public high schools in Hatillo, Puriscal, Alajuelita and San José. He always gave his