Art is a liaison between some sort of deranged mentality and others who are not going through it.

John Angus Chamberlain

 

Big E  1962

(born April 16, 1927) is an American sculptor. Born in Rochester, Indiana, John Chamberlain spent much of his youth in Chicago. After serving in the navy from 1943 to 1946, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago (1951–52) and Black Mountain College (1955–56). He is best known for creating sculptures from old automobiles (or parts of) that bring the Abstract Expressionist style of painting into three dimensions. He currently lives and works in Shelter Island, New York Since the 1950s, Chamberlain has worked with steel ribbons to create his sculptures. His works have been exhibited around the world and have been included in the São Paulo Art Biennial (1961, 1994), the Venice Biennale (1964), the Whitney Biennial (1973, 1987) and Documenta, Kassel, Germany (1982) and he has had over 100 solo shows, traveling exhibitions, and retrospectives.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Chamberlain_(sculptor)

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