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Seb Sculpture

Duncan Sherwood-Forbes

United States

Sculpture, Metal on Aluminium

Size: 12 W x 20 H x 3 D in

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Originally listed for $680
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About The Artwork

“Seb” 2021 1/4” raw aluminum This work is created from armature wire - the metal that provides structural support for clay sculpting. Rather than cover the armature in other materials, Seb is part of a series where I free the armature wire and let it become art in and of itself. Aluminum is a far softer metal than steel, which means it is easily marred by tools. So instead of using pliers, for these works I relied on nothing but my hands and leverage against a table vice. And still there are marks. But these are a record of action. And I love them.

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Sculpture:Metal on Aluminium

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:12 W x 20 H x 3 D in

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"There is nothing that says more about its creator than the work itself." - Akira Kurosawa, Something Like an Autobiography, 1983 But if you want to know more, here ya go: Duncan Sherwood-Forbes is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist and designer specializing in linear metal sculpture and continuous line drawing. Duncan uses sinuous curving line to animate his abstract portraits and figurative work, pulling inspiration from modern and contemporary art as well as graffiti, craft, and outsider art. His work has been featured in galleries around the country and is owned in private collections around the world. An atypical learner and autodidact, Duncan's obsession with art began in his early childhood in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Regularly attending programs at the nearby DeCordova museum, Duncan built his artistic skills throughout childhood and early teenage years. He first began creating wire sculpture at 15 after being given a copy of Calder’s Circus by an instructor at the Putney School for the Arts in Vermont. Duncan fell in love with the ability of wire to draw in space, and his career as a wire sculptor was born. Duncan attended the art-focused Concord Academy for high school and continued attending the Putney School for the Arts' summer intensive program yearly, where he learned to weld and work with glass. In 2006 at the age of 17, Duncan began showing his work at the Featherstone Gallery's summer art market on Martha's Vineyard, and had his first two-person juried group show in Concord, Massachusetts. After a gap year spent studying architecture and language in Barcelona and taking classes at Mass Art, he went on to study sculpture and psychology at prestigious midwestern university in 2009. He continued selling his wire work while in college despite the complaints of his university professors, showing at small galleries as well as participating in a juried art fair highlighting craft at the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum. Due to disagreements with the art school faculty, Duncan withdrew in 2013 shortly before graduation and returned home to Massachusetts. Here he began work as a docent at the Institute of Contemporary Art where he created and led gallery talks for visitors while continuing to refine and sell his wire work, with a focus on portraiture. Duncan fell deep into alcoholism during this time, and he underwent treatment in 2014 for alcoholism and PTSD from childhood trauma.

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Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Los Angeles

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