He could have been a cabinet maker, but he has become one of the most influential and innovative creators of his generation. After studying interior architecture and furniture at Konstfack (Sweden) and receiving a graduate degree from the Royal College of Art in London in 2012, Swedish-Chilean artist and designer Anton Alvarez is continuously experimenting and building his own tools and machines for achieving unexpected and unprecedented forms with clay, textiles and more. Though he is based in Stockholm, he travels around the world and has already had solo shows at Salon 94 in New York and more recently at Frieze in Lon- don, the Xue Xue Institute in Taipei and former Gallery Libby Sellers in London. His recent and appropriately named Unexpected exhibition at Christian Larsen Gallery in Stockholm shows how his work requires full control, but is also based on a relatively ungovernable experimental process. As both a mental and physical statement, his Alphabet Aerobics sculptures are influencing his approach at Koji Pottery and demonstrate their visual strength and power.
Anton Alvarez’s works take part in the project A New Layer Taiwan – A New Layer II: Design stories from Taiwan to the world.