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Sandor Monos

Bio
Born in Hungary in 1954, Sandor became interested in art early on, studying as a child with local artists. In 1977, Monos moved to Canada and soon became fascinated with bronze casting. Monos pursued his art through night courses while at same time raising his family and working full time. Monos currently works and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. His work is highly regarded in Europe.

Artist Statement
“I’ve been drawing, carving and painting all my life, perhaps longer. I just don’t remember. Growing up I had good guidance on how to put ideas into form from teachers, friends and company I kept and valued. What to do seems to come easy – so many things around us, things that belong to now. The execution is a long struggle to satisfy myself. To show what is there is a great skill, craft. Nothing less than art, but the goal is to go beyond that. The hard part is to cross the line, when you will show more than the reality, and do it with a simple form that you don’t have to explain. The figure is a great vessel, or language. If you do cross the line, it doesn’t mean that you’re on the other side. I love shaping the piece to the idea…defend it on completion…hear what others see in it. A smile is a great reward! Casting all that work in bronze is a skill. One mistake and I am back with the idea. It tests me all the time.”- Sandor Monos

 
Sandor Monos - Bull
 
"Bull"
Bronze Sculpture
 

 

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