Imagining: Beyond Purpose & Creativity (2016)


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The how-to book on life for creative people. A practical guide for overcoming creative block, self-doubt, plus encouragement and strategies to live by.





Samurai Dark Chocolate (2016)


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Recent works by Carlos Aleman (2013 – 2016)
After a brief trip to Kyoto, Carlos Aleman produced Japanese pop culture inspired paintings for two exhibits in South Florida. This 39 page book includes impressions of anime, manga, samurais, geishas, monsters and more.

dcbookThe Dark Chocolate Art of C. D. Aleman (2015)

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Carlos Aleman (born in New York City in 1965) is a Cuban American. He is a designer, writer and fine artist. He uses the term Dark Chocolate to describe the ‘darkness’ that the ancient mystics passed through in order to discover the profound hidden beneath superficialities. Dark Chocolate is the finest of chocolates, a way of suspending our judgment of the sins of humanity and perceiving the wonder of art, culture and tradition. His personal story accompanies this retrospective of drawings, paintings and kokeshi dolls.

Reflections of China (2012)

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In the summer of 2010 I spent eleven days in China, traveling from Shanghai to Beijing and several cities in between including Suzhou, Tai’an, Qufu and Ji’nan. I made some sketches and took over a thousand photographs of places such as the Grand Canal in Suzhou, the summit of Mount Tai, The Forbidden City, Great Wall as well as the technological marvel that was the World Expo in Shanghai.
I returned to my home in Sunrise, Florida, nourished by inspiration and entered a period of intense creativity. The result was several months of mixed media drawings and paintings attempting to capture a surreal aspect of my new muse, China. The work in this book represents my lifelong love of Asian art, modernity and the ancient, the Yin of the east as admired by western eyes.