M A R I O    K O N

Mario Kon, Studio, Mineral De Pozos

Artistís Statement

As a sculpting medium, the essential mystery of wood, the knots and weathered grain of its history, are the inspiration for my work.
My approach to the material is aggressive as well as restorative.

I carve, cut and chip the layers as a means to reveal the secrets within.  Dividing the space using lines and curves that in time become shapes, I feel an affinity for the visual tension that transforms space geometrically.

I approach this process of deconstruction with an organic and spontaneous energy.

My work relates to drawing, painting, collage and sculpture, and I use these as the tools for navigation during the process of creation.


Mario Kon has been a Sculptor for over forty years.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires.
He immigrated to the United States in1973, and graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA.in 1979.

He is the recipient of two Travelling Fellowships from the
School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

In addition to solo Museum shows, his work is included in many private and corporate collections.

Mario working in his Mineral de Pozos, Mexico studio


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