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alexhornest

photos: Thais Ueda

BIOGRAPHY

Alex Hornest (1972) is a painter and sculptor who lives and works in Sao Paulo, a city that inspires and makes him reflect on urban themes, playful and introspective.
Based on that he produces his works focusing on the relationship between cities and their inhabitants.
His sculptures are made by wood, iron, porcelain and concrete aggregates where casual and unusual objects of our daily.
On his paintings by ink oil, acrylic and duco merge to create textures and contrasts with overlays that define’s light, shadow, depth and distance since the colors are not the key point to interpret the objects.
Imaginary reveal themselves at his paintings and sculptures, usually depict an universe in lyrical counterpoint to the chaos and turmoil where are removed.
Inspired by everything around him, focuses his works on a possible interaction between work and spectator, where one existence depends of the existence of other.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 - ANIMAIS DE CONCRETO II - CAP Gallery (Cavalera Art Projects) - São Paulo - SP
2010 - MOMENTOS DE LAZER EM UMA PRISÃO SEM MUROS - Museu do Trabalho - Porto Alegre - RS
2009 - BOM PARA OS SEUS OLHOS, RUIM PARA A SUA ALMA - Galeria Thomas Cohn - São Paulo - SP
2008 - FALSOS ANIMAIS - Museu do Trabalho - Porto Alegre - RS
2007 - SO CLOSED TO BE TOUCHED - Robert Berman Gallery - Los Angeles - CA
2007 - MUITO PERTO PARA SEREM TOCADOS - 111 Minna Gallery - San Francisco - CA

2004 - AQUI É O INFERNO - Most Urban Store - São Paulo - SP

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 - TRANSFER - Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras - São Paulo - SP
2009 - MEMORIA CANALLA - Museu de Arte Moderno de Bogotá - CO
2007 - RUAS DE SÃO PAULO - Jonathan Levine Gallery - New York - NY
2006 - TERRITÓRIO OCUPADO - Museu Afro Brasil - São Paulo - SP
2003 - MÍDIAS TÁTICAS - Casa das Rosas - São Paulo - SP
1997 - ARTE NA COHAB - MASP Centro - SP
1994 - III MOSTRA DE GRAFFITI - Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS) - SP