Longue Duree, 2014 • 477 Main Street
Alzamora harnesses a wide range of materials and techniques to deliver unexpected interpretations of the sculpted human figure. He often distorts, elongates, deconstructs or encases his forms to reveal an emotional or physical situation to tell a story. 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. This sculpture references a school of thinking, specifically in history, about long-term historical structures as opposed to short-term events.
Emil Alzamora was born in Lima, Peru in 1975. His family moved to Boca Grande, Florida when he was two. He attended Florida State University where he graduated magna cum laude in 1998 earning a BFA. He started his sculpting career in the Hudson Valley of New York working with Polich Tallix in the fall of 1998. Since his departure from the foundry in 2001, he has produced his work full-time and shown regularly throughout the United States and Europe.