Biography
I became interested in the human form while studying kinesiology in college.  I changed my major to art the last year of my schooling and finished with a BFA in sculpture and drawing from Western Illinois University.  After graduation I
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 18 images

Dean Kugler
Guardians: Ferrum - Steel and Resin Sculpture with Male Figure by Dean Kugler

18

About

Biography I became interested in the human form while studying kinesiology in college. I changed my major to art the last year of my schooling and finished with a BFA in sculpture and drawing from Western Illinois University. After graduation I started a design/build company and was focused on building the business and raising my kids. In 2010, I returned to painting and sculpting, eventually partnering with two friends in order to start a studio that linked our artistic spirits as well as creating an outlet where we could share that creativity. That endeavor eventually became “Bereskin Fine Art Gallery and Studio” where I started showing work. Upon returning to art, and given the type of projects that my company does, I found that I prefer to work on a monumental scale. My smaller sculptures and drawings are usually studies for larger pieces that range from 7’ to 21’ tall. Additionally, I have been in the top 25 at ARTPRIZE the last two years out of 1500 artists from all over the world. Artist statement I am an artist that focuses on the beauty I find within our species. I have always been motivated by the human figure and the intricacies associated with it. There is a shared experience between the artist and the viewer that better allows me to convey thoughts, feelings and emotions than with any other subject matter. Additionally, I try to use scale and the juxtaposition of disparate elements, in order to engage and challenge the viewer. Elements such as strength and weakness or beauty and damage can be experienced simultaneously within the same piece of work to create a tense energy. I also mix the technical skill of tight rendering with the dynamism of abstraction. It is this energy that I am looking to use to bring additional excitement and intrigue to my work. Dean Kugler (b. 1970 – )

Details

  • Artist
    Dean Kugler (1970, American)
  • Creation Year
    18
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 65 in. x W 9 in. x D 9 in.H 165.1 cm x W 22.86 cm x D 22.86 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    LU55433276571
  • Seller Reference Number
    DK0031
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 7 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2017
Located in Chicago, IL
More From This Seller
Guardian: Obscura - Bronze and Mixed Media Sculpture, Rust and Iron Patina
Guardian: Obscura - Bronze and Mixed Media Scul...
Dean Kugler
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures
Steel, Resin
This winged cast bronze guardian figure sits atop a conical base is a pose of power and defiance, his bat-like wings made of fiberglass and steel envelop and protect him . The sculp...
Iron Relic
Iron Relic
Dean Kugler
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures
Bronze
Biography I became interested in the human form while studying kinesiology in college. I changed my major to art the last year of my schooling and finished with a BFA in sculpture a...
This Impact (Muay Thai Fighter), Small Scale Contemporary Bronze Sculpture
This Impact (Muay Thai Fighter), Small Scale Co...
Dean Kugler
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures
Bronze
The beauty of the human form is captured is this dynamic bronze sculpture of a Muay Thai Fighter. Dean Kugler This Impact (Muay Thai Fighter) bronze 18h x 9w x 7d in 45.72h x 22.8...
Embedded Slave - After Michelangelo, Sculpture Half Embedded in Clear Resin
Embedded Slave - After Michelangelo, Sculpture ...
Dean Kugler
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures
Bronze
This unique and innovative sculpture of a figure half embedded in a clear resin block showcases the creative ways Dean Kugler chooses to approach sculpting. The figure is finished i...
You May Also Like
Woman Wearing Wilting Laurels
Woman Wearing Wilting Laurels
Nicholas Crombach
2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures
Steel, Resin, Paint
Edgy life size wall sculpture of a nude female torso and head. (b.1989, Kingston, ON) Nicholas Crombach graduated from OCAD University’s Sculpture and Installation program. He wor...
Minotaur Reading III
Minotaur Reading III
Beth Carter
2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures
Bronze, Resin
Beth Carter is an artist based in Bristol, UK. Her work often morphs the human figure with animal creating mythological creatures and extraordinary fictional compositions. She is rep...
PASSAGES
PASSAGES
Frederick Hart
1980s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures
Resin
Clear acrylic resin sculpture from 'Age of Light' series. Hand etched with the artist’s last name on the lower right front. The edition number and date of casting are etched on the ...
DREAMERS
DREAMERS
Frederick Hart
1990s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures
Resin
Clear acrylic resin sculpture.. Hand etched with the artist’s last name.. The edition number and date of casting are etched on the backside. Edition of 350. Artwork is in excellen...
Later Days
Later Days
Alex Yanes
21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Nude Sculptures
Enamel, Fabric, Epoxy Resin, Wood, Spray Paint, Acrylic
"Later Days" is an original wall-hanging sculpture by Miami-based artist Alex Yanes measuring 24”h X 35”w X 4”d. The piece is made of acrylic paint, spray enamel, fabric, and epoxy ...
Reach II: Sculpted Metal Mesh Figure of Dancer hung on Wall by Lyndsey Keeling
Reach II: Sculpted Metal Mesh Figure of Dancer ...
Lyndsey Keeling
2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures
Steel, Canvas, Stretcher Bars, Mesh
Reach II, 2018 by Lyndsey Keeling, Metal mesh sculpture, sewn onto canvas and set into a tray frame Using the shadow cast by the metal mesh to define line and tone of the body, this...
Reach I & II: Sculpted Nude Metal Mesh Figures by Lyndsey Keeling
Reach I & II: Sculpted Nude Metal Mesh Figures ...
Lyndsey Keeling
2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures
Steel, Canvas, Stretcher Bars, Mesh
Reach I & II, 2018 by Lyndsey Keeling, Metal mesh sculpture, sewn onto canvas, 49 1/5 × 25 2/5 × 2 in, 125 × 64.5 × 5 cm each Using the shadow cast by the metal mesh to define line ...
Reach I: Sculpted Metal Mesh Figure of Dancer hung on Wall by Lyndsey Keeling
Reach I: Sculpted Metal Mesh Figure of Dancer h...
Lyndsey Keeling
2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures
Steel, Canvas, Stretcher Bars, Mesh
Reach I, 2018 by Lyndsey Keeling, Metal mesh sculpture, sewn onto canvas and set into a tray frame Using the shadow cast by the metal mesh to define line and tone of the body, this ...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries