Deon Duncan: “I have a graduate degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in painting and post-modern critical theory. Six years ago I happened to have an unexpected opportunity to sculpt from the figure, and I had the epiphany of my life. Prior to that I had spent twenty-five years working as a painter but never felt the spark, the most important and potent ingredient for passion. I knew within the week that I was a born sculptor. This was what my talent was made for, and I had found it.
My enthusiasm to learn boarded on the obsessive. I spent years working hundred hour weeks, and many times resented competing social engagements. I pored over anatomy books and I acquired and assembled skeletons in order to learn structure. From that moment, I talked with every figurative sculptor I could find.
It took me four years to achieve the technical fluency necessary to begin to create the art that I envisioned. It took another year to hone in on subject matter and composition. The images on this website form the kernel of what will be my lifetime’s body of work.”
Find Deon Duncan ‘s work at Galerie Marciano.