Alex Welch

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch was Inspired by nature and the many forms of it, he used its endless curiosities as a base for my sculptures. He created exaggerated forms with a strong skeletal base, combining materials and textures.  He worked in steel, ferrous and non ferrous metals, traditional hot forged iron, glass and various other materials, to create sculptures, functional pieces and installations. He liked to experiment wherever possible, exploring the materials and their possibilities, refining his methods and exploring new ones, in order to broaden his artistic practice and create new and intriguing works of art which are at the same time both familiar and alien to the viewer.

He stutied at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UWE -   BA hons Illustration/Animation 2004 - 2007,

Cyprus Academy of Arts, Limassol, Cyprus -   foundation in art and design   2003 - 2004 and also he stutided at the University Paul Sheppard Blacksmiths, Bristol, UK - He Apprenticed Blacksmith/Fabricator   2007 -  2010

Self Employed Blacksmith and Sculptor. Limassol, Cyprus  -  2007 - current

Exodus music festival, Limassol, Cyprus - Site specific installation 2014.

Title of the project: "HIPPOPOTAMUS"

Concept: The hippopotamus being ancient greek for horse of the river , i thought i would give it a tough of  horse , elegance , and a little more muscle tone .