Alex Hagentorn is a Los Angeles based artist. Having been trained as an architect, Hagentorn looks to dimensional form as a language to convey his ideas. By creating surreal sculptures from raw materials through traditional and contemporary techniques, the artist’s work exhibits qualities of both past and future. His practice transcends the digital to physical environment, sculpting a new relationship between the two worlds. Additionally, the animated nature of Hagentorn’s pieces ties together a more conceptual overarching relationship between the individual sculptures and their larger placement in a continually expanding fantasy.
Alex’s worldview is significantly influenced by his adoption. Born in Bucharest Romania, shortly after the revolution, he was brought to Los Angeles where he has spent the rest of his life.
ALEX HAGENTORN B. 1990, Bucharest, Romania, Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
2014 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA BArch, School of Architecture
2016 Alex Hagentorn: Origins, Flow Modern, Palm Springs, CA 2018 “Open House” Group Show, FurthYashar&, Schindler House, Los Angeles, CA 2018 The Salon Art & Design, Jeff Lincoln Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Philip Johnson Glass House Summer Party Benefit Auction
2014 USC Robert Allen Rogaff Award for Excellence in Architectural Delineation