Contemporary Sculptor ED DEAN

Ethos Contemporary Art
Feb 22, 2018 9:34PM
Edward Dean
Ethos Contemporary Art

Is it abstract artist Alexander Calder? No it's ED DEAN, modern day Abstract, Expressionist, Kinetic sculptor represented proudly by ETHOS CONTEMPORARY ART in Newport Beach, CA.

After retiring from the commercial construction industry, Ed Dean began making contemporary abstract sculpture. In this field he drew plans, built structures, and labored over architectural details. He learned the science of shape, proportion, and scale that he applies to his contemporary style of artwork today.

Dean begins the creative process with a pencil drawing or draft.  Close attention is paid to line, angles and composition to create an kinetic effect as in his hanging In Flight Series sculptures.  Kinetic means relating to motion. Many early twentieth century artists like Calder incorporated motion or movement in to art. Primary color is essential for casting the shadows of hues. Each angle within the pieces create their unique architectural shape.

After the preliminary drawing is completed, a large modified scaled model is constructed for evaluation before he fabricates each piece. Dean uses steel, aluminum, bronze, copper, and glass materials for his pieces. Dean's finishes include one of the following: powder coating, chemical treatments, plating, or blackened steel.

Ed Dean's latest works are available at the Gallery. Visit the Gallery to view his extrodinary exhibition.

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