CAC’S Featured High School Artist: Alex Mikev

Periodically, the Carmel Arts Council will feature work from members of our High School Division Art. In May, we’re proud to present Alex Mikev’s work in the Children’s Art Gallery on Main Street.

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“Lift” is a piece created for the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing portfolio titled “Momentum,” which tells the story of my artistic talent.

Artist Statement

Up to this point, I have always created art with the goal of emotionally connecting to the viewer through meticulous drawing techniques, as well as by creating surrealistic imagery that serves as a visual narrative.

My attention to detail allows me to draw subject matter that appears remarkably lifelike, yet also cannot exist in the real world.  Adding this surrealistic element to my work has allowed me to express myself through visual metaphors.

I am very goal oriented, which naturally leads me to create analogies to my personal endeavors and everlasting search for self-improvement. In essence, I have made art with the intention to create beauty by drawing upon my own life experiences.

 


 

About the Artist

Alex is a senior at Carmel High School. He plans to attend Parsons The New School for Design in the fall of 2014.

Alex has also won several art awards during his school years.  Among those awards are the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, four regional Gold Key awards, two regional Silver Key awards, and one regional Silver Key Portfolio.

He was an “American Vision Nominee” and as well as “Best in Grade.”

Nationally, Alex has received two Gold Key awards.  He will accept those awards this June at Carnegie Hall at the national award ceremony.  His award winning art pieces will be on display, along with the other recipients, at Parsons The New School for Design.

Alex’s artwork has been featured on the cover of the Central and Southern Indiana 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Anthology.

This past year, Alex served as President of the Carmel Art’s Council: High School Division. He led the group as they created and completed a mural at the Indiana Design Center in the parking garage. Alex has found it incredibly rewarding to give back to his community by using his passion for art and design. He plans on continuing to do so wherever his art takes him.

After graduation from college, Alex plans to either start his own business, going into a creative direction or being a professional fine artist.

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