Alberto Cavalieri

Alberto Cavalieri

(Caracas, Venezuela, 1969).

Alberto Cavalieri’s oxidized sculptures and digital drawings deal mostly with the paradox between form and matter, as well as the duality between the essence of a material, and its visual possibilities. He usually works in medium-sized or monumental heavy metal shapes that are built to seem one single piece of a swirling, whimsical and organic knot, or oversized string-like shapes, that appear to be levitating. Cavalieri is interested in the question of human versus nature, in the construction of what is purely a human-made construct, such as his bows and knots, that appear elastic and flexible, resisting any possible logic. He focuses on the importance of challenging the laws of physics and seeking the contrast between the rigidness of the material and the organic quality of the shapes.

Alberto Cavalieri began his studies of Mechanical Engineering at Metropolitana University, in Caracas in 1986. He then studied Industrial Design at the Villasmil Art Center while taking sculpture courses at the Federico Brandt Art Institute. He began showing his sculptures in 1993 and since then has participated in numerous solo and collective shows that include the Sculpture Biennale in Guadalajara, Mexico, the National Art Biennale from Puerto La Cruz in Venezuela, the Museum of Contemporary art in Caracas, and at the Municipal Modern Art Museum in Cuenca, Ecuador.
His work is represented in various public and private collections in Spain, Venezuela, the US and Ecuador, such as the Museum of Latin American Art, California, the Polytechnic University in Valencia, Spain and the Ciudad Banesco Collection in Caracas.  Lives and works in Caracas.