Alex Hornest, born in 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 out of wood, iron, porcelain and concrete aggregates presenting casual and unusual objects of our daily life.
On his paintings he uses ink oil, acrylic and DUCO-Cement® merge to create textures and contrasts with overlays that define light, shadow, depth and distance since the colours are not the key point to interpret the objects.
His ideas are manifested in his paintings and sculptures, usually showing a universe in lyrical counterpoint to the chaos, where acts of turmoil have been removed.
Inspired by everything around him, his work is focused on a possible interaction between work and spectator, where one existence depends on the existence of the other.