Alex Doll


Alex Doll
Alex Doll is a Swiss artist who works in the fields of painting, sculpture, installation, happenings and performance. Alex Doll whose ancestors emigrated from southern Germany to Russia in the 18th century, was born in Orenburg/Russia (1990). From the ages of 5 to 15, he lived in an orthodox monastery near Orenburg where he was trained by monks in icon painting. From the age of 16, he studied at the art school in Orenburg, majoring in drawing and oil painting. This was followed by an internship in design and painting with Prof. Alexey Alexandrov in Moscow. In Switzerland, Doll continued his education at the School of Design in Bern and Biel. Since 2019, Alex Doll has his own studio and gallery in the old town of the city of Bern where he lives and works.

Alex Doll's artistic works span various styles, including realism, impressionism, romanticism, abstraction, and expressionism. His vivid paintings appear on surfaces like canvas, paper, wood, and eggshells, while his sculptures range from lifelike to abstract. Doll's installations utilize diverse materials and lighting, and his performances often involve collaborations, incorporating dance, literature, opera, and instrumental music. 

Alex Doll explores diverse artistic themes including religion, genre scenes, sports, landscapes, and portraits. Recently, he delved into colorful patterns and abstraction through his unique interpretation of flowers, resulting in a "Homage to the Flowers" , the open collection of artwroks dedicated to 

Alex Doll is an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts and a member of the International Association of Art (IAA) of UNESCO. Doll's collaborations with various state and private institutions in the cultural field have significantly boosted his artistic career. Notably, he was chosen as a featured artist for the 2015 World Expo in Milan and was the winner of the competition to design the Liechtenstein postage stamp for the XXII Olympic Winter. His works are presented internationally and are included in museum and private collections across Russia, Liechtenstein, France, Italy, Japan, and Sweden.