Alex Sweet (b. 1983, Hollywood) uses unexpected materials to reflect upon the issues that structure contemporary society—gender, power, and class. Whether burning portraits of boxers into wooden panels, or carving intricate patterns into animal skulls, Sweet affects the physical makeup of his material, as opposed to simply relying on surface marks, to create an unflinching alliance of material and theme. He graduated with a BFA from the New World School of the Arts and since has executed solo exhibitions at the Fredric Snitzer Gallery and at the Arts and Culture Center of Hollywood. His works can be found in various collections world wide including the private collection of Charles Saatchi. Sweet lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and is represented by PRIMARY.