Born in 1952 in the Soundview section of the Bronx, New York, Alan Spivack attended the High School of Art and design and went on to art programs at Hunter College and Richmond College in New York. The artist's basic focus has been painting, drawing and etching.
Alan Spivack has lived most of his life in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Three of his works are in the collection of the Museum of the City of New York. All three relate to the artist's experiences in these two Boroughs of New York City. This is true for most of the body of his work.
My foremost concern as an artist is metaphysical chemistry created by the juxtaposition of objects and imagery. To heighten these visual relationships I often mix media. Many pieces are a mixture of collage, printing, created imagery, hand painting and pencil work. These images are sometimes archetypical, sometimes symbolic and sometimes personal, often interlaced with minor narrative.
In addition, subtle color and line work are used to express passion, delicacy and state of mind. All work exists in a strictly two dimensional plane. Any depth required is alluded to without being obvious. The visual integration of the whole is thus achieved.