Alex Hagentorn (b. 1990) 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.