Space Number: 119A
Category: Artists in Studios
Phone: 0407 837 786 / 03 6234 1926
After years of working with more conventional materials, Alex Fried began the pursuit of bright, pure, permanent colours without the use of pigments, metal oxides, solvents,fixatives, dyes or acids by heat-colouring titanium. It took him nine years to master the colouring technique, culminating in the achievement of most difficult colours: blue-green and green. Along the way he discovered techniques and invented equipment specifically for titanium work. Some of this has to be carried out in a red-hot state. Due to its toughness, every stage in the working process of the metal takes longer and requires more effort than work with other metals. His perseverance is inspired by the natural world and a vision of the completed piece.
Image Credit: Nicole Robson
Salamanca Arts Centre 2013