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Deon Duncan

Deon Duncan
I have a graduate degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in painting and post-modern critical theory. Ten 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. My enthusiasm to learn bordered on the obsessive. I spent years working hundred hour weeks, and many times resented competing social engagements. I pored over anatomy books. I acquired and assembled skeletons in order to learn structure. 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.
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