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House of DeBoer

Los Angeles, CA

Brock DeBoer (b.1985, USA)
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outdated objects.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historical references such as a bust of Michelangelo’s David found in past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. DeBoer sees these collections and still lifes as self
portraits and tangible memories of another time and place. DeBoer draws
influence from his midwestern upbringing combined with the everchanging
and vastly diverse landscape of Los Angeles.
Using his extensive knowledge of ceramic materials and processes DeBoer
brings his sculptures a new life becoming heirlooms of the 21st century. By
using classical blue and white motifs of cobalt patterns and luscious gold
accents DeBoer’s casts become suspended somewhere in the past and
present. 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.
Brock DeBoer was born in South Dakota in 1985 and currently lives and
works in Los Angeles, CA. Recent exhibitions include “what we’ve got here
is a failure to communicate”, 2018, Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, CA
and “Sifting Through the Detritus”, Haw Contemporary, 2018, Kansas City,
Wescover creator since 2019

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