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Fred Klingelhofer

65 N 7th Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60016, U.S.A.
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Artist Statement
I’ve heard that authors should write about what they know. I believe this sage advice applies to authors of all art forms. This said: I was raised and nurtured by ordinary people in a blue-collar community of Chicago. I was formally schooled in the physical sciences receiving a bachelor’s degree in physics and worked as an engineer for thirty years. My wife, of nearly forty years, and I have children and grand children. These things then are the sources of my art. They compel me to make sculpture that appeals to many levels. I want to engage the casual viewer as well as sculpture enthusiasts.
My work varies in its degree of abstraction and realism but always includes the effect of a living entity, that is, the pieces are first and foremost sculptures. My life history prescribes the angles, arcs and textures; any “meaning” conveyed by my pieces relies on the life history of the viewer.
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