Life cycles are what connect me with the world. I have a strong relationship with my art and the subject matter it contains. Using drawing techniques in pyrography as well as a chisel tip tool, I am able to burn unique, realistic representations of animals and nature permanently capturing a glimpsed moment of time into wood.
Each piece I create represents meticulous research and planning to achieve a level of realistic imagery. Additionally, I spend hours reworking symbolic representations to depict the core essence of what is meant by the symbols. The goal in this pursuit is to have my work be easily digestible to people of all languages, ages, and cultures. I spend my time sketching at the Philadelphia Zoo, researching at the Philadelphia Library, and creating in my Kensington studio.
Art By Fire, Cafe Lift, Philadelphia, PA
17th Annual Fall Show, Lisa Naples Studio, Doylestown, PA
Futures, presented by Raw, Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
SuperFine, House of Art and Design, Miami Beach, FL
Wood Process IV, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia, PA
Under 25 in Philly, Cred Space Formerly located at 3rd & South Street, Philadelphia, PA
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Afterschool Arts Teacher, The Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia, PA
The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence, Cover, vol. VI, Issue I, Spring 2015
Chopp, A., & Cox, D. (2015). “Alexander Kuhn – Artist Profile” – The Journal of-Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence, vol. VI, Issue I, pg. 38-39
Images copyright © Alexander Kuhn
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