DeWain Valentine is an American minimalist sculptor who was born in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1963. He is best known for his translucent glass, fiberglass and cast polyester resin sculptures having slick surfaces suggestive of machine made objects. These sculptures reflect and distort the light and space surround them. His contribution to the plastics industry made him stand out from his contemporaries working in these materials. His first New York solo show featured 12 feet tall Gray Columns and few of his “circles”- translucent, vibrantly colored sculptures that somehow don’t roll away. The mystery of the installation of the “circles” is part of their impact- they are beautiful because they are sometimes tough to suss out mentally. For Valentine, these works verge on having supernatural power.
DeWain Valentine is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Stephan Breuer