Nicolas Sanchez, also known as AlfAlfa, is a Venezuelan artist living in Toronto. He began his artistic studies at a young age, later concentrating on mural painting at the School of Beaux Arts in Uruguay. He has gained international experience through residencies and commissions, traveling across three continents and 25 countries to paint during the past four years.
AfAlfA considers himself a draftsman and minimalist when it comes to materials, mainly making use of black and white inks and paints, but a maximalist when it comes to detail. The artist draws inspiration from vintage etchings and engravings, emphasizing the perceptual effects of varied line thickness. Often depicting animal-human hybrids, he employs a Dada-esque collage style to create mythical beings. By using irony in his artwork, he evokes humour, reflecting our own human conditions. AfAlfA develops his sketches with digital collage, and then translates them into lines using an intuitive process on a canvas or wall.