Alex Rane

Alex Rane’s marble sculptures investigate and push the boundaries of the human figure through exaggerated form and gesture. Both rough and smooth, fragile and strong, figurative and abstract, these contradicting and dichotomous ideas and aesthetics are both classical and utterly modern. Rane’s lone figures are often featureless or without limbs with a variety of strong textures mannerism esq magnifications.

“I work in marble because it offers a unique quality for each piece. I love the translucency and unpredictability of the material and the immediacy of the mark making. I also embrace the impracticality of working in such an unforgiving material and the many connotations that accompany such a classical medium. I work directly into blocks of white marble, without the use of large machines or measuring devices, exposing the nuance of the material that machines either destroy or don’t expose. I make my work without knowing what the end result will be. As hard as I try to shape it in a way that makes sense to me and predicts the outcome, the stone has a life of its own.”
Alex Rane
Alex Rane