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The Art of Pyrography | Jupiter

Watch as artist Alex Kuhn uses heated metal and flame to burn a hyper-realistic representations of Jupiter in wood.

About the Artist

Lives & works in Philadelphia, PA

Alex Kuhn (USA)



Life cycles are what connect Alex with the world. He has a strong relationship with his art and the subject matter it contains. Using drawing techniques in pyrography as well as a chisel tip tool, Alex is able to burn unique, realistic representations of animals and nature ­ permanently capturing a glimpsed moment of time ­into wood.


Each piece Alex creates represents meticulous research and planning to achieve a level of realistic imagery. Additionally, he spends hours reworking symbolic representations to depict the core essence of what is meant by the symbols. The goal in this pursuit is to have his work be easily digestible to people of all languages, ages, and cultures.


Alex spends his time sketching at the Philadelphia Zoo, researching at the Philadelphia Library, and creating in his Kensington studio.


Artist Statement & Portfolio

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Temple University, Tyler School of Art    

- Art History

- Self Taught Artist


Exhibitions - 

2018 - "Learning to Speak", Chongqing, CN

2018 - Superfine!, New York, NY

2017 - "Works in Wood', New Hope, PA

2017 - "404 - Not Found", DVAA, Phila, PA

2017- Inliquid Gala, Crane Arts, Phila PA

2017 - Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

2017 - Bugs of Paradise, Philadelphia PA 

2017 - M.O. Layered, New York, NY

2016 - Superfine!, Wynwood, Miami, Fl. 

2016 - Art is Life, Roxborough Pa

2015 - Superfine! Miami Beach Florida, 2015

2015 - Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia Pa

2015 - Raw Artists, "FUTUTERS", Philadelphia

Solo Shows - 

2017 - Lisa Naples Studio, Doylestown PA

2017 - Dane Decor, 315 Arch St, Philadelphia Pa 

2015 - Lisa Naples Studio, Doylestown Pa

2014 - Cafe Lift, 428 N 13th St, Philadelphia Pa 19123



2018  - Dimensions Art Center, Chongqing, China


2017 - Juror's Award: Sculpture/Wall Art - New Hope, PA 


- Private Collection - Denver,  CO

- Private Collection - Seattle, WA

- Private Collection - Wilmington, DE

- Private Collection - Berkeley, CA

- Private Collection - Irvine, CA

- Private Collection - Los Angeles, CA

- Private Collection - New York, NY

- Private Collection - Princeton, NJ

- Private Collection - Tinton Falls, NJ

- Private Collection - Philadelphia, PA

- Private Collection - Yardley, PA

- Private Collection - Philadelphia, PA

- Private Collection - Palm Beach, FL



The Village of Arts and Humanities,  2544 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19133

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