By deftly crafting and casting bronze, porcelain, ceramic, and gypsum into metaphorical, fantastical and literal interpretations of the human form, Peruvian born Emil Alzamora’s work conjures up that of numerous and varied renowned sculptors such as Brancusi, Botero and Giacometti. The surreal imagery of Magritte and Dali also come to mind when admiring these hauntingly beautiful renderings of the male and female form.
The Artist’s Statement:
The human form is a constant within my work. I am interested in exploring what it means to inhabit one, often exaggerating or distorting different aspects of the form to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story about a predicament or an occurrence. The space between limitation and potential is as human as the flesh, yet hardly as tangible. In my works I strive to make visible this interaction.
Emil Alzamora was born in Lima, Peru in 1975 and raised in Boca Grande, Florida. There he attended Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Alzamora started his sculpting career in the Hudson Valley working with Polich Art Works as an enlarger in the Fall of 1998. Since leaving P.A.W. in early 2001, he has produced and shown his work throughout New York Boston main and Florida. He currently resides and works in beacon, NY.
Images courtesy of the artist , Divergence Gallery, and Artnet