Dion Kliner was born in Los Angeles, California in 1959. After attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and East Texas State University he moved to New York City where he worked as a sculptor and writer. Kliner's sculpture has been shown throughout North America and is represented in public and private collections. As a writer he has contributed to books, magazines and catalogs. In 2003 Kliner relocated with his family to Vancouver.
As a general rule, my work develops from what is overlooked. Firstly, my work addresses those aspects of figuration that have been neglected under the influence of classical sculpture. In sculpture’s history, representations of the imperfect are unusual. While figures considered “correct,” and beautiful are usually smooth and symmetrical, mine are not. Symmetry is not nearly as sculpturally interesting to me as asymmetry, and the bodies I choose provide that opportunity.
Secondly, I have made plaster my primary material.
- White Plaster on Wood Base
16 x 13 x 14 in
40 x 33 x 35 cm