A Modern Urban Material

“[My] aim is to create work that inspires, energizes and contributes to greater consciousness between the relationship of art and life.” - from the artist

Raw, 2018, Concrete, 25 x 43.5 x 13.5 inches, NFS

Raw, 2018, Concrete, 25 x 43.5 x 13.5 inches, NFS

DEANE MCGAHAN  (b. 1973) is a contemporary sculptor who currently resides and works in Seattle, Washington. Deane predominantly works in concrete and is drawn to the medium because it's a modern urban material that impacts everyone’s daily life.

Untitled, 2018, Concrete, 57.25 x 13.25 x 17.5 inches, NFS

Untitled, 2018, Concrete, 57.25 x 13.25 x 17.5 inches, NFS

With a background in digital 3D architecture, she started sculpting as a way to naturally shift from digital art to more tangible forms.  Her inspiration is fueled by the mediums flow of change, periods of instability and elements of risk. Primarily working with a monochromatic palette, her art visually captures the pressure of flow and movement in a moment in time.

Remnant, 2018, Concrete, 19 x 20 x 21.5 inches, NFS

Remnant, 2018, Concrete, 19 x 20 x 21.5 inches, NFS

With her innovative use of the medium, Deane begins each piece with creating an inverted mold. Working in opposing directions allows her to step outside her normal patterns of thought and see situations from different angles.  She then mixes concrete into a clay like consistency and presses the mixture directly into the mold.

Inversion, 2018, Concrete, 24 x 22 x 54.25 inches, NFS

Inversion, 2018, Concrete, 24 x 22 x 54.25 inches, NFS

With each piece she's able to manipulate and present the medium in new ways to help capture urban life in contemporary form.

Pendulum, 2018, Concrete, 38 x 17.5 x 16 inches, NFS

Pendulum, 2018, Concrete, 38 x 17.5 x 16 inches, NFS

Deane’s aim is to create work that inspires, energizes and contributes to greater consciousness between the relationship of art and life.

"Urban Forms" is my current body of work that is part of a procession of 8 pieces. The aim with this series is to present the viewer an engaging new way to view concrete as evolving material that is vital to the progression of our habitats. - the artist


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