legal pad
13_03a_Masket_400_500 (1).png

Title page from Alex Masket's "Applied Art"   (© Alex Masket)

13_03a_Masket_60x76 (1).jpg 13_03b_Masket_60x76 (1).jpg 13_03c_Masket_60x76 (1).jpg 13_03d_Masket_60x76 (1).jpg
Esopus 13 (Fall 2009)
COVER_13_Thumbnail (1).jpg

Applied Art

By Alex Masket; Interview with Elaine and Steve Masket

A portfolio of work by Alex Masket, a severely autistic 22-year-old based in New York. He may not communicate verbally, but Masket speaks forcefully through his extraordinary collages, created with everything from duct tape to press-on letters.

Artist Alex Masket is entirely self-taught and has been experimenting with color, letters, and numbers since the age of 2. Masket lives in New York with his family. His work has been the subject of numerous one-person and group exhibitions, and Masket and his unique creative process are the focus of the award-winning documentary Breaking Boundaries: the Art of Alex Masket by filmmaker Dennis Connors.