Alexander Caldwell Biography
Alex Caldwell | Biography
Minimalism meets pop art in Alexander Caldwell’s playful, colour-saturated forms. In making these sculptures, found materials are often cast, multiplied, and combined to create bubbling or squiggling shapes. Caldwell determines each sculpture’s colour intuitively, based on how its shape absorbs and reflects light.
Caldwell’s impeccably flawless sculpture finish is rendered through repeated applications of automotive or oilfield paint. Both bulletproof and weatherproof, the paint masks the joins between each sculpture’s individual components, giving complete cohesion to each form.
The resulting sculptures are molecular or toy-like, and so densely vibrant that they seem to be not just coated in colour but made of it completely. Whether seeming to levitate against a wall or hover off the ground or a plinth, Caldwell’s sculptures become a skillful play on visual surprise and pleasure.
Alexander Caldwell was born in Whitehorse, Yukon. His work has been exhibited in Calgary, Miami, Chicago, Scotland, and Switzerland, and is collected publicly by institutions such as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Disney Tokyo, the W Hotel Korea, and Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts.