Pablo Antonio Alvarez (AKA Mars Jupiter) is a Cuban artist, based in South Florida, who works mainly with sculpture. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, from New World School of the Arts and a Master’s degree in Sculpture from California College of the Arts. Some of the principal themes in Mars Jupiter’s work are the human figure, socialism, communism, cultural relativism and dysrationalia. He tries to express these elements in a balance between representation and ambiguity. As of late, Mars Jupiter’s work consists mostly of Ceramics and Wooden structures.

Art is an enterprise. Like science and religion, information is passed on from person to person, culture to culture, collectively and individually, through time. There is no escaping it and thus, no point in resisting.
The subject matter of my latest work explores cultural relativism and the idea of dysrationalia (the inability of the masses to approach problems rationally) from an observer's perspective. From books (made of glazed ceramics) that have what I think are culturally relevant phrases and/or statements written on them to sculptures depicting “fuck you” hand gestures from the countries with the most nuclear capabilities around the world to portraits of decapitated dictators.

Lee Bontecou

Lee Bontecou was an exemplary artist. During grad school, reading about her work made me become interested in the power that an object can possess as a natural trait (Formidability). Her work (especially her wall pieces) has influenced mine ever since.
There is something that is quite difficult to explain about her work. That is where ambiguity comes into play. Ambiguity can serve as an "anti-cheesy" actor in the arts.
As an artist in the 21st century, it is crucial to develop a "cheesy art radar". There is a lot of fucking cheese out there...
I am certain that Lee Bontecou’s work helped me develop this “radar”.
“No need for talking”, she'd say, “You’re either interested in looking at my work, or you‘re not”.
And right she was! If you have so much to say with your work that cannot be said in visual language, how about writing a fucking book!


Mars Jupiter
Pablo Antonio Alvarez
Contemporary Artist

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08/2014 – 05/2016 California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
Masters in Fine Arts (MFA)

08/2009 – 05/2013 New World School of the Arts / University of Florida Miami, FL
Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) (High Honors)

08/2009 – 05/2010 New World School of the Arts / University of Florida Miami, FL
Associates Degree in Art History

08/2006 – 05/2007 Florida National College Miami, FL
Associates Degree in Computer Science


09/2016 Minnesota St Projects, San Francisco California
Group Show
06/2016 The Nave, San Francisco California.
Group Show
05/2016 Wattis institute, San Francisco California.
Thesis and Master’s in Fine Arts Group Show
01/2016 Fusion Gallery, San Francisco California.
Group Show
2014 Viophilia, Miami Florida
Group show
2014 Collabo Show, Miami Florida
Collaboration group show
2014 Magazine Interview, Miami Florida.
Miami Social Magazine.
03/2013-09/2014 Walid Wahab Construction Site Residency. Miami Florida
05/2013 S.I.F.O, Miami Florida
Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Group Show
2012 Casalin, Miami Florida
Group Show


2020 – Present Art professor – Nova Southeastern University.

2017 - 2019: Art History Professor at Florida National University

08/2014 – 05/2016 Fine Arts Teacher
Taught four classes during the two-year period of the Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. The names of those classes were as follows: Contemporary Art Theory 1, Contemporary Art Theory 2, All The Painters and The Three-Dimensional Object.

08/2014 – 05/2016 Judge for Undergrad Mid-Term and Final Jury
Held this position as a judge for two mid-term and two final jury critiques for undergrad college students during the two-year period of the MFA Degree.
10/2015 Two Separate Contemporary Art Lectures Wattis Institute San Francisco, CA
Gave two separate lectures on “Ambiguity” and “Formidability” in contemporary art in the year 2015 at the Wattis Institute.

2015 – 2016 Painting/Drawing Demonstration -- Sculpture Demonstration. Perry Family Collection and UC Berkeley University San Francisco / Berkeley, CA
Gave two separate, three hour long demonstrations on how to approach the figure in sculpture, painting and drawing.

2007 – Present Art Handling and Art Installation Work.
Held position as an art handler/art installer/gallery assistant for the following galleries and institutions in the past 15 years:
Perez Art Museum of Miami (Miami Florida),
Michael John Gallery (Miami FL)
Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami FL)
Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami FL)
Artseen NWA (Miami FL)
Bakehouse Art Complex (Miami FL)
Margulies Collection (Miami FL)
The De La Cruz Collection (Miami FL)
Fused Gallery (San Francisco CA)
Perry Family Collection (San Francisco CA)
Minnesota St Project (San Francisco CA)
Wattis Institute (San Francisco CA)
The Head Gallery (New York NY).

2016 – 2018 Office G.A, Miami FL
Carpenter/Fabricator of high end museum level furniture.
2020 – Present Art professor – Nova Southeastern University.