Michael Dean

British, b. 1977

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Michael Dean

British, b. 1977

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Michael Dean’s practice explores the relationship between text and physicality, as he creates artworks and performances from experimental writing and scripts, and photography out of sculpture. His installations show a poetic appreciation of space, balancing objects with precision and symmetry, but also humor. Favoring the textures of concrete, cement, paper, and unprimed linen, Dean shapes forms that are both abstract and representational—winglike planes and folded architectural shapes, playful cabbages and tongues. According to Dean, his art is “based on words composed from a typographic alphabet of his own design.”

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Solo show at a major institution
Nasher Sculpture Center
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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
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Skulptur Projekte Munster, and 1 more
Biography

Michael Dean’s practice explores the relationship between text and physicality, as he creates artworks and performances from experimental writing and scripts, and photography out of sculpture. His installations show a poetic appreciation of space, balancing objects with precision and symmetry, but also humor. Favoring the textures of concrete, cement, paper, and unprimed linen, Dean shapes forms that are both abstract and representational—winglike planes and folded architectural shapes, playful cabbages and tongues. According to Dean, his art is “based on words composed from a typographic alphabet of his own design.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Nasher Sculpture Center
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Skulptur Projekte Munster, and 1 more
Shows Featuring Michael Dean
Articles Featuring Michael Dean
In Conversation with Matthew Wood of São Paulo’s Ultra-Chic Mendes Wood DM Gallery
Mar 28th, 2014
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