Alyosha Moeran

Alyosha Moeran was brought up in Japan and moved to the UK at thirteen. He
read History at Cambridge before discovering stone carving, and has
worked variously as a dry stone waller, restoration carver,
letter-carver and sculptor. He trained in stonemasonry at the Building
Craft College and later in architectural stone carving at the City and
Guilds London School of Art in 1996.  Alyosha has since undertaken
Public Art Commissions across the UK. He has exhibited at ‘On
Form’ at Astall Manor now works at his studio in
East Sussex.

His work focuses on the sensory, seeking out the rhythm and harmony of
the stone and making use of negative space and piercing to create
works with a wonderful sense of life, rhythm and energy.  His work is
finely balanced with an innate tensile strength and harmony reflecting
the natural cycle of life often reflected through leaf or fern-like
shapes.

‘The process of carving stone is alike a kind of active dreaming .
The material has a density, an unforgiving nature and sense of
permanence but the work I do is more about trying to convey an idea of
transformation, of fragility and lightness’.

 

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