DeWain Valentine

  • , Circle Blue Green, 1972-2016
    Cast polyester resin
    193 x 193 x 14 cm
    76 x 76 x 5 1/2 inches
  • , Concave Circle, Purple, 1968 - 2016
    Cast polyester resin
    74,3 x 74,3 x 37,2 cm
    29 1/4 x 29 1/4 x 14 5/8 inches
  • , Column Blue, 1975-2015
    Cast polyester resin
    266,7 x 26 x 50,8 cm
    105 x 10 1/4 x 20 inches
  • , Blue column, 1970
    Cast polyester resin
    184,1 x 59,7 x 16,51 cm
  • , Five-Sided Diamond Column Gray, 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    157,5 x 42,5 x 20,3 cm
  • , Column Gray , 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    58,7 x 28,9 x 25,1 cm
  • , Large Blue Circle, 1972-2015
    Cast polyester resin
    198,1 x 198,1 cm
  • , Diamond Column, 1969-2014
    Cast polyester resin
    92,1 x 51,4 x 25,4 cm
  • , Skyline, 1991
    Mixed media on paper
    75 x 105 cm
  • , Skyline, 1985
    Mixed media on paper
    75 x 105 cm
  • , Skyline, 1989
    Mixed media on paper
    75 x 105 cm
  • , Skyline, 1986
    Mixed media on paper
    75 x 105 cm
  • , Skyline, 1982
    Mixed media on paper
    75 x 105 cm
  • , Skyline, 1982
    Mixed media on paper
    75 x 105 cm
  • , Column Gray, 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    58,7 x 28,9 x 25,1 cm
  • , Skyline, 1991
    Mixed media on paper
    76 x 112 cm
  • , Skyline, 1990
    Mixed media on paper
    76 x 112 cm
  • , Skyline, 1990
    Mixed media on paper
    76 x 112 cm
  • , Skyline, 1986
    Mixed media on paper
    75 x 105 cm
  • , Skyline, 1991
    Mixed media on paper
    75 x 105 cm
  • , Skyline, 1991
    Mixed media on paper
    75 x 105 cm
  • , Skyline, 1991
    Mixed media on paper
    75 x 105 cm
  • , Skyline, 1991
    Mixed media on paper
    75 x 105 cm
  • , Clear Portal, 1969-2014
    Cast polyester resin
    61 x 44,4 x 10,2 cm
  • , Column Gray, 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    109 x 44 x 14 cm
  • , Concave Circle, Rose, 1968-2014
    Cast polyester resin
    60 x 60 x 24,1 cm
  • , Circle Blue to Gray, 1970
    Cast polyester resin
    44,5 x 44,5 cm
  • , Circle, Clear-Rose, 1970
    Cast polyester resin
    44,5 x 44,5 cm
  • , Circle, Clear-Blue, 1971
    Cast polyester resin
    44,5 x 44,5 x 3 cm
  • , Amber to Gold Circle, 1971
    Cast Polyester Resin
    44,5 x 44,5 cm
  • , Column Gray with Cloud, 1969-70
    Cast polyester resin
    237,1 x 80 x 27,9 cm
  • , Column Gray, 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    109 x 44 x 14 cm
  • , Diamond Column, 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    231,1 x 92,7 x 19 cm
  • , Diamond Column, 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    231,1 x 92,7 x 19 cm
  • , Nightline Passage, 1992
    Polymer resin, acrylic paint
    244 x 427 x 7 cm
  • , Nightline Passage, 1992
    Polymer resin, acrylic paint
    244 x 427 x 7 cm
  • , Column Gray, 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    59 x 29,5 x 23 cm
  • , Column Gray, 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    58,7 x 28 x 24,2 cm
  • , Column Gray, 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    58,7 x 29,5 x 22,5 cm
  • , Double Disk, 1966
    Fiberglass reinforced polyester
    161,9 x 142,2 cm
  • , Small Circle, 1971
    Cast polyester resin
    44,5 x 44,5 x 3 cm
  • , Small Circle, 1971
    Cast polyester resin
    44,5 x 44,5 x 3 cm
  • , Small Circle, 1971
    Cast polyester resin
    44,5 x 44,5 x 3 cm
  • , Red Concave Circle, 1970
    Cast polyester resin
    96 Ø x 12 in
  • , Slab, 1968
    Cast polyester resin
    177,8 x 58,4 x 43,2 cm
  • , Gray Column, 1975-76
    Cast Polyester Resin
    355,6 x 222 x 24 cm
  • , Skyline 007, 2010
    Acrylic paint on acrylic construction
    121,9 x 182,9 x 8,3 cm
  • , Column Gray, 1975
    Cast polyester resin
    59,4 x 26 x 24,4 cm
  • , Square gray dapple to black, 1970-71
    Cast polyester resin
    86,04 x 86,04 x 6,99 cm

DeWain Valentine was born in Colorado and arrived in L.A. in 1965 to teach a course in plastics technology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is regarded today among the earliest pioneers in the use of industrial plastics and resins to execute monumental sculptures that reflect the light and engage the surrounding space through its mesmerizingly translucent surfaces that arrest one's gaze. […] This technical knowledge, combined with his subsequent experience working with fiberglass-reinforced plastic in boat building shops and painting automobiles, air planes - and even, according to some, UFOs - led to his fascination and artistic involvement with sculptures made out of colored plastic and polyester resin, all materials evoking a futurist era.

Extract from an essay by art historian and author Joachim Pissarro, part of the illustrated catalogue on DeWain Valentine to be published by Almine Rech Gallery.    


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