Artist Emil Alzamora contemporary art explores the human body through his figurative sculptures that distort, inflate, elongate, and deconstruct physical forms in order to reveal emotional situations and narratives.
Emil Alzamora was born in Lima, Peru in 1975 and raised in Boca Grande,Florida. He later attended Florida State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, in 1998, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.
Alzamora works with a variety of materials including bronze, gypsum, concrete, and other ceramic materials to create pieces with smooth, almost non-descript surfaces to instead draw attention to shape and scale. Born in Peru, he began sculpting in the fall of 1998 in New York at the Polich Tallix fine art foundry, and has since exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.
Alzamora’s keen interest in the physical properties of his materials combined with his hands-on approach allow for the process to reveal and inform at once the aesthetic and the conceptual.
Alzamora says: “The human form is constant within my work. I am interested in exploring what it means to inhabit one, often exaggerating or distorting different aspects of the form to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story about a predicament or an occurrence. Limitation and potential are as human as flesh, yet hardly as tangible. In my works I strive to make visible this interaction.”
Emil’s work is spread across the globe in museums and also as street art.