Working with iron, copper, and wood, metal artist Alon Fainstein compares his organic style of forging to the brushstrokes of a painter. It is through the use of traditional blacksmithing techniques that he conveys the messaging of his sculptures.
Iron gives the creations of this self-taught artist a strong physicality, and each piece is enhanced by his sharp eye for manipulating proportion and scale.
While painting and ceramics held his interest in his formative years, the pivotal moment in his artistic career came when he was introduced to an elderly Italian blacksmith, and this changed the way he viewed the medium.
He attributes most of his understanding of the material to being self-taught. His work has been commissioned by the venues such as Babylonstoren and The Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide museum. Book a private studio viewing with him directly.