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Alex Kasten

Alex Kasten


Artist Work

Eight Masks
Oil paint and polyurethane on floating cedar tiles mounted on Aquabord panels.
40.5" w x 24.5" h x 4" d
Oil paint and polyurethane on floating pine tiles mounted on Aquabord panels.
30" w x 20" h x 4" d
"Genesis" Diptych
Oil paint and wax on floating cedar tiles, mounted on Aquabord.
48" x 18" x 4"
Acrylic and wax on floating pine tiles, mounted on a plexiglass frame.
60" x 32" x 4"
Onda II
Oil and polyurethane on assembled wood mounted on granite.
20" x 9" x 9"
Flame Effect
Oil and polyurethane on assembled wood mounted on granite.
24" x 24" x 12"

Artist Information

Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

In my sculpture, I explore transformation and interpretation. The vast possibilities of the everyday relationships, artifacts, and symbols around us guide my creative endeavors. Whether it’s transforming old into new, the complex into the simple, or redefining the known into the unfamiliar, my work is rooted in observation and the conviction that we all have the power to reinvent ideas, objects, and beliefs into something that is our own.

Artist Bio

During a 25-plus year career in communications, Alex Kasten has engaged audiences worldwide – visually, on the web, and in print. His work in sculpture grew naturally from an aptness for observation and interpretation that has been present throughout his life and career – from a childhood spent observing art and artists at work; through an academic interest in cultural Anthropology and the discovery of artifacts; to a professional career that spans multiple media.

Born in Washington, DC, Kasten earned a BA in Anthropology with Distinction from Connecticut College and an MA in Communications from The Johns Hopkins University. He studied Sculpture under David Smalley at the Cummings Arts Center. He has studios in Leesburg, Virginia and Bethesda, Maryland.