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Anton Alvarez

Abstract Art

December 11, 2020

Focusing on the design of systems and the creation of tools and processes for producing objects, Anton Alvarez is a Swedish-Chilean contemporary artist known for his machine-produced sculptures. This extruder, invented by the artist himself, emits an entire clay sculpture in one go. However, the process is not fully automated and requires the intervention of an operator responsible for regulating pressure, speed, size, impact, intention, and judging the aesthetics. His works challenge the viewer’s perception of weight and gravity, appearing as if they are both of this world and utterly separate from it. Currently based in Stockholm, Anton Alvarez studied at the Royal College of Art in London, where he graduated in 2012.