For more than 40 years Alex Tavares has had a fine arts career teaching in India, Kenya and Canada;,and organizing art festivals and mentoring students. His work has participated in numerous solo and group international exhibitions since1957, including: Royal Ontario Museum,Toronto; Fudacion Guayasamin, Ecuador; Art Gallery of Mississauga; Varley Art Gallery; Guildwood Gardens; J.D.Carrier Gallery; Lebovic Gallery; J.B.Aird Gallery; Krista Kala Mandir, Goa; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Lopdell House, New Zealand; Design Center, Beijing; and Fiorart 2000, Japan. He is currently retired from teaching in Toronto and has relocated to Mount Albert where he continues his sculpture work. Tavares was elected into the Sculptors Society of Canada in 2004.
My welded steel figures evolved from my large figure drawings. I simply pulled them off the page constructing the lines with steel strips. Once the steel strips were bent to the necessary shapes, I welded the three-dimensional lines. Painting the linear figure a matte finish and woodcarving has brought me back to my early days of art-training in Barcelona, Spain.