Alex Kveton

Alex Kveton

Sculptor Alex Kveton MFA was born in town of Ostrava, Czech Republic. From the beginning of his career he was endowed with two different points of view. His father guided him to master the timeless artisan technique, while his mother introduced him to the world of artistic imagination.

After graduation from the Technical School of Machinery Construction he followed his inner voice and enrolled the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague, department sculpture and industrial design. At the academy he learned a fine sense of material and precision in processing, as well as absolute exploitation of the forming qualities and characteristics of material.

He designed forms of machines and tools from the giant mining excavators to miniature medals. In 1978 he obtained artist-in-residence in the Vitkovice Steel, presenting his sculptures of steelworkers and welders in several exhibitions.

At the same time he took part in great exhibitions of the Czech Artist Association, followed by series of collective exhibitions. He collaborated with architects on small details as well as monumental commissions for architecture.

Artist Statement

“My inspiration comes from studying the nature around us. The intricate structure of a leaf, robustness of grass wind blowing through an open window, or moon reflecting in the water, all create the logical harmony of our nature’s “building blocks”. The nature is pure, clean, and precious in its own creation. Such insights are on my mind when creating sculptures. Simple, yet elegant, intended to enrich, decorate and above all distinguish the space as beautiful flowers or morning sunlight would.
In my latest sculptural work I have incorporated into my abstract vision a timeless beauty of a human form. Is obviously the most loaded of all forms because we live in one. Being also introduced to printmaking, I’m now offering prints and sculptures developed together. My print work explores the visual relationships between the two artistic arenas and bridges the gap between 2 and 3 dimensions.”

Artwork

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