Ali Acerol (1948-2007) Brick and Mortar Pattern Chairs and Table Sculptures. Chairs: 22.75 H x 17.25 W x 23.5 D Table: 14 H x 13 W x 13 D The last picture shown is from and online source: Fine Homes and Living. Article – Lux Art Institute in Encinitas by Sarah Huffman Sep 1, 2019 Updated Aug 29, 2022
About Ali Acerol:
Turkish artist Ali Acerol was born in Bursa in 1948. He grew up in Istanbul, then was educated at the Sorbonne, in Paris. Acerol said that his earliest memories were of taking walks with his father in Istanbul and noticing old brick walls. He continued his fine arts education in 1975 at CalArts in southern California. Acerol died in Los Angeles, California in February 2007, at age 58. He had a modest career by international art standards and was little known outside the Los Angeles art scene, but his work was highly original. He was a painter, poet and sculptor and probably best known for delightful works of carved, mortared brick. The forms are chunky, earthy, earnest and amusing. The brick sculptures are rough, whimsical representations of everyday things, such as the hand and shoes pictured below. His furniture pieces, for which he received commissions, weigh up to 500 pounds, yet have a warm and welcoming look. He said he enjoyed working with brick because of its humble, universal nature.