Alex Mezzitelli (Fine Art, 2010)
Artist and sculpturist
Alex Mezzitelli has always had a love for art however it was studying Fine Art at DMU that gave him his passion and focus for creating sculptures. Since leaving DMU this has led to a flourishing career, with his work being shown internationally and across the UK.
Alex explained “I have always enjoyed art, but didn’t really know what to focus on; it was not until I came to DMU, with the help of my tutors that I found a passion for sculptures. There is no pressure to create something you didn’t want to and there was always a positive atmosphere and sense of freedom, I found this one of the best things about coming to DMU.”
Since leaving, Alex’s work has been featured in a number of publications such as Art Review Magazine and Public Art and Ecology Magazine. Soon after leaving DMU Alex was titled the ‘Artist of the week’ by Salon contemporary Art Gallery in London which led to further opportunities in exhibiting his work. More recently Alex has been selected to show his work at ‘Arts below Regents Park’ which showcases great British art across the UK and is the biggest exhibition of its kind.
One of Alex’s most memorable experiences was working as an Artist Assistant to Finn Stone in 2012 who is one of the UK’s leading makers in fiberglass furniture.
“It is hard to choose one favourite moment, but working for Finn Stone has to be up there, that was pretty exciting and a great experience.”
Whilst Alex continues to pursue his career in Art he is also venturing into opening his own start up business through Enterprise Inc. Alex wants to provide a space for other artists to use and be free to create their own work in a place which would offer not only space, but guidance and materials. He believes when completing his degree this would have been something he would of loved to have access to, especially when he was unable to use the studios.
Alex’s passion for Art was what pushed him to pursue his career and believes this is essential if anyone wants to become an artist.
“I was always the first person in the studio and always the last person to be kicked out when it was closing time. You need to have passion for your work because no one will just hand you a job, you need to apply for everything and keep working hard.”