Anton Alvarez and abstract automatism
Swedish-Chilean artist Anton Alvarez (1980) graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2012.
His work focuses on the design of systems and the creation of tools and processes to produce objects. Anton Alvarez invented his own machine, an extruder that emits an entire sculpture in clay in one go. However, the process is not fully automated and requires the intervention of an operator responsible for regulating pressure, speed, size, impact, intention, and judging aesthetics.
The titles of his works correspond to the date and time when they were produced.
Like André Breton, through this project, Anton Alvarez attempts to produce art automatically and without preconception, to create what he calls “unformulated objects”.
His work has been exhibited internationally: Switzerland, Spain, Taiwan, Sweden, France, England, United States, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Chile, Korea, Greece, and Japan.