About the Artist
From the beginning of his life Alex Kveton was privy to both technical and artistic views of the world. While his father taught him the ageless techniques of wood and metal craft, his mother opened his eyes to the possibilities of artistic imagination. Alex studied at the Technical School of Machinery Construction and received his Master Degree in Sculpture and Industrial Design from a very selective and prestigious Academy of Arts Architecture and Design Prague, Czech Republic.
Alex Kveton’s work has been widely exhibited and can be found in permanent collection of Czech National Gallery in Prague, Museum of Art Ostrava Czech Republic, MoMA New York City, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, GA and in numerous private and corporate collections in Europe, USA, South America, Canada and Russia. His work has received many awards and he shares a US patent for AlgoRytm Technologies, a non-deformational bending of material. He currently lives and works in Saugerties, NY with his wife Barbara.
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. Elegant, intended to enrich, decorate and above all distinguish the space as beautiful flowers or morning sunlight would. In figurative sculptural work I incorporate into my abstract vision a timeless beauty of a human form. It is obviously the most loaded of all forms because we live in one. In addition to sculptures, my paintings and relief prints bridge the gap between 2 and 3 dimensions and explore the visual relationship between the two artistic arenas.