Alex Hoda, ‘Untitled III’, 2013, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer

About Alex Hoda

In his own words, Alex Hoda is interested in “achieving a feeling of classical sculpture without reproducing it.” Hoda works with marble, bronze, mixed-metals, and a host of non-precious materials to make abstract and semi-abstract sculptures whose forms allude to classical precedents. Rather than being driven by beauty and proportion, however, Hoda focuses on exploring the human psyche and instinctual behavior, as well as conveying our collective fascination with the grotesque, violence, and sex. The biomorphic forms of his pieces are modeled after animals, Halloween masks, and sculptures by Michelangelo. Hoda wants his sculptures to seem alive, and to create a close, perhaps uncomfortable, connection to viewers. “I identify with all sculpture primarily because sculptures are objects with the same sort of mass as us,” he explains. “Sculpture is very in your face, and that’s what draws me to it.”

British, b. 1980, Canterbury, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

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