Brandon Nepote currently lives and works in San Antonio, TX. He received his M.F.A. in Sculpture in 2011 from The University of Texas at Tyler. Prior to that he earned his BA in studio art from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri. Recent exhibitions include Cross Cut at Majestic Galleries in Nelsonville, OH and Pop Up at the Lone Star Art Gallery in San Antonio, TX. Read more about Brandon and view his work on his website.
Brandon gives us a tour of his work space and talks about his upcoming exhibition in Episode 2 of Open Studios.
My current body of sculpture is inspired primarily by conversation; the works are a discourse on interactions I have with people I encounter daily. I translate into three dimensional, sculptural form, so that a viewer can see the construction and deconstruction of ordinary language- the translation of those verbal processes into visual form. My response to words, context and meaning is at the core of the arrangement of elements. A dialogue that evolves into the realm of 3-D. Auditory, like all perceptual experiences are multi-dimensional where there is often a duality of meaning. My works respond to this phenomenon sculpturally with an enriched, new vocabulary. My translation is documented through the use of carved wood, laminated wood, and steel. Materials, as with words, have layers of meaning embedded in the viewer’s experience.