Alejandro Medina is a multidisciplinary artist and architect. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.
Building on his studies of architecture, photography and 3D visualization his work lies between the crossing points of different mediums (in a constant interchange between 2D and 3D worlds, and often times using a combination of both digital and analog techniques). His process often involves multiple phases of research, the implementation of emergent technologies and a deep concern for material investigation.
Medina primarily draws inspiration from his childhood encounters with nature. Born and raised in Guatemala, he grew up very close to the natural world (specifically spending time immersed in rainforests and exploring other tropical ecosystems such as coral reefs). Intrinsic in his work is a sense of curiosity for one’s immediate surroundings; as well as a desire to unveil the unexpected interconnections occurring within the natural and artificial systems functioning around us.
His most recent work deals with the innate, yet complicated relationship that exists between humans, architecture, technology and nature. Reflecting critically upon our exploitation and manipulation of living systems, non-human beings and the biosphere at large.