Slavo Cech turned his hand to wrought iron after studying art history and painting and exploring a variety of other media. In the 20 years since, he has created beautifully formed sculptures on an intimate scale as well as large site-specific showpieces, all with his characteristic softness of line and curve, intricacy, strength and sense of movement and fluidity. In service of his pieces, Cech has mastered traditional blacksmithing and modern techniques, such as jet cutting and continues to evolve his practice, working alone on expressive artworks or with architects and designers on commercial pieces.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.