Brock DeBoer: Sculptura Series
Using his extensive knowledge of ceramic materials and processes DeBoer brings his latest series “Sculptura” exclusively to Guy Hepner and Guy Hepner Editions, Thursday August 11th, featuring a new collection of his signature “Jordan 1” Porcelain shoes, as well as new takes of contemporary motifs such has his “Nike Bucket”. All 16 original works will be releasing online at 11am EST on our Guy Hepner Editions shop
“The objects have different value to each person and as much as I’m telling my story, the viewer is having their own experience relating to an individual object or collection of them.”
Brock DeBoer’s artistic process as a ceramic sculptor utilizes porcelain, historical motifs and surface treatments to recontextualize detritus, outdated objects. For DeBoer the source of the objects he recreates come from childhood and popular culture such as sneakers and Nintendo. Many are highly nostalgic to his generation and beyond as there are also historical references such as a bust of Michelangelo’s David found in past and current works.
When I was first making them, it was about capturing all these details and trying to represent this object in porcelain as close to how it was in real life.
DeBoer sees these collections and still lifes as self portraits and tangible memories of another time and place. He allows the viewer to become lost in memory as well as at the same time the extreme craft and finishes of his precise reproductions.