Alex Kveton is a sculptor whose distinct works combine timeless technique and disciplined curves to convey ideas and symbols. He has a very contemporary and unique style, through which he is able to use expressive shapes in order to symbolize content in his art. And yet his sculptures are also able to stand on their own, as abstract works.
He has lived in cities spanning from Austria to New York City and his work has been featured in both private and public collections throughout Europe, Russia, and North and South America. But where did Kveton’s story begin and how did he become such an accomplished artist?
Kveton’s story, like countless other great artist’s, began in the Czech Republic. He was born in Ostrava, a Czech city located at the meeting point of four different rivers known as the Odra river, Ostravice river, Lučina river and Opava river.
He was deeply influenced by both of his parents; his mother encouraged his artistic imagination and his father introduced him to the timeless world of artisan technique.
As a young man, Kveton studied at the Technical School of Machinery Construction. After he graduated, he moved to Prague where he attended the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design and received his master degree in Sculptures & Industrial design.
At the academy, he designed various forms of tools and machines such as miniature medals and monumental mining excavators. Once he completed his studies at the academy he presented his sculptures in several exhibitions including the Czech Artists Association. Over the years he has also collaborated with a variety of architects.
Most of his sculptures are made from either stainless steel or bronze. His talent is exceptional. Each of his works is unique and yet they all share a distinctive, magical type of beauty. The seamless curves and shapes of Kveton’s sculptures are able to convey both meaning and movement.
Kveton draws most of his inspiration from nature but he has also experimented with sculpting the human form. He has said of his work:
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.
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