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Curt Brillís work has been showcased in museums, galleries, and sculpture parks extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. His unique blend of technical expertise, understanding of human nature and unparalleled sense of humor puts his work into a category that few artists of his generation have blazoned.
MEDIUM: Sculpture Ė Metal
PRICE RANGE OF EXHIBIT ART: $2,800 to $3,800
Originally trained as a realist in figure sculpting, the work has evolved. The intent of the work has shifted from just portraying the physicality of being human to a more gestural, looser expression of what the human experience is. Along with this, is the commitment to the creative process, so that the marks and the forms created also portray to the viewer the speed and aliveness that I view each figure that I create. Rather than hide the energy that does exist in each figure the work strives to let this energy flow from the work.
In the same way that we recognize our friends from a distance, unable to see all the details that they do incorporate, we are able to capture their essence and know them at a glance. I strive for the same in my work. I distill out all the details so that the work can maintain its aliveness, its freshness.
The materials that I use are an important and integral component to the way that I work. It is for that reason that finished work, even though it is cast in bronze, also pays homage to the material of the original sculpture, clay, reaffirming its fluid responsive nature.
Tucson Museum of Art
Bill Lowe Gallery Santa Monica CA
Miami Art International
Ansel Adams Collection
Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection
TDI International New York
ďMy search in the visual arts is for the hidden Human spirit. That small part that makes us each unique, yet finds us a common home. I have been a paid professional as well as an active volunteer in state run mental institutions, private and county run nursing homes and been a drug rehab counselor. Overriding this vein is the love of movement and dance and the shear job of a good laugh.
These feelings find expression three-dimensionally in clay, pastel, wax, and metal. In my pieces I first search for that bit of movement, then I search for the humor to help carry me through the piece, and in completion I search for serenity. My fortune lies in the knowledge that my audience has been like my work, ongoing.
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