Søren West (*1963 in Copenhagen, Denmark) studied 1983–1988 at the Academy of Fine Arts Odense in Denmark and at the Studio Corsanini in Carrara, Italy. Member of the Artists' Association Denmark, the Danish Sculptors Society and the workshop "Gæsteatelier Hollufgaard" in Odense. He has held lectures and courses at many Danish schools and a variety of highschools. He was the leader of the sculpture institute at Svendborg Art School, in 1992–1996 and 2000–2001. Since 1986 numerous exhibitions and sculpture projects at home and abroad. Søren West mainly works with granite and marble, frequently combined with bronze, steel or wood. His works explore aesthetic and dynamic statements in relation of balance, distance and contrast between and within the materials and surfaces used. soerenwest.dk
The recurring theme for the sculptures by Søren West is the research of balance, combined with the desire to give the weighty stone dynamics and lightness. The artist works with the contrast between the organic broken angles of the stones and the shapes that he can add to the sculptures himself. The sculpture “Bosom Buddy” was exhibited at NordArt 2000 and purchased by the city of Büdelsdorf. Since then the sculpture has had a permanent location in front of the town hall.