David Figueroa

 

 

David was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the School of Fine Arts in San Juan, Puerto Rico with a BA in Fine Arts, with a major in Sculpture. As a student he won several important awards and grants and was able to exhibit his work in one of the most prominent Art Museums of the Caribbean, the Ponce Art Museum. In 2000, due to medical needs of his oldest son he decided to move to Florida; leaving behind everything he had accomplished in the arts world, along with all his tools and art. While getting established in Central Florida, and rebuilding his tool inventory and new body of work, he had the opportunity to learn the full process of Bronze casting while working for a Foundry and was able to make his own series of Bronze sculptures. It wasn’t until 2007, that he was able to start showing his sculptures in Florida. Since then he has participated in several juried collectives, and Art Festivals around the United States. He has enjoyed of great acceptance by the public and has been able to place some of his sculptures in Museums and Corporate Offices such as the Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL., Museum of Florida Art, Deland, Fl., College of Central Florida, Ocala, FL. Several other sculptures have gone to private collectors all around the United States, South America, Puerto Rico and Curacao.
Your life, the places you will be, and the things you will experience are unpredictable; just like the final product of a piece of art; the human being is constantly changing as time goes by, not only physically, but emotionally and psychologically as well. It is the journey through life which influences our thoughts and behaviors that define us and our future. Depending on this journey, the experiences and challenges we face, we choose to either rise above our challenges or start creating the need for some type of support or excuses for our physical and psychological being. Logically or illogically, in a conscious or unconscious way, we all act or react to our previous experiences in different ways. It is with this thought in mind that I produce my sculptures which mirror my thoughts, my feelings; as a human being, as a father, as a husband, as an artist. As a sculptor I enjoy working with many different materials from wood, steel, bronze, stone and found objects. I tend to gravitate towards a mixture of stone and steel; or wood and steel, with the addition of patinas or paint to accentuate certain details of the piece of art.

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