Gary Magakis is a metal artist specialized in creating metal furniture and sculptures. Some of his inspirations are nature based. He visualized the mountains and valleys and translated them into bronze. He uses mainly bronze and steel to create unique pieces.
When working with metal, sometimes controlling it is like a dance, because as it’s easy for the artist to lead the material or the material to lead the artist. He uses techniques of the Modern Sculptors and early steel furniture designers to create his furniture.
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Gary is inspired on metal arts, being influenced by ancient metal arts, modern sculpture, and the American Handmade Movement, creaing a metal statement of his own.
After college he worked in various metal fabrication and foundry shops where he learned even more. Gary Magakis says: “I have the metal skills, the drive to be creative, and a visual memory which gives me the opportunity to express life in objects.” Gary as his pieces spread in several degin galleries like Todd Merrill Studio for instance.
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