Eamon DeFabbia-Kane is an artist and fabricator currently living in working in Brooklyn, NY. Here, he works in several different artist and design studios. His current jobs primarily include welding, coldworking, and doing carpentry/studio maintenance, along with maintaining his own studio practice of making sculpture and other artwork. Eamon is originally from the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, and lived in Philadelphia for four years while completing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in glass from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. While living in Philadelphia and in Brooklyn, he has gained much experience working as an artist assistant and fabricator, which has been essential in developing a very diverse skill set working with a wide variety of materials and techniques.
My work consists of fragments of architecture, taken out of their context and exaggerated in a way that questions the state in which they previously existed. These works are a playful investigation of my experiences within different environments. I focus on the subtleties I encounter through my observations, in order to create sculptures that are less than ordinary. The works I make become a contradiction to themselves, while still referencing their previous life or purpose. I use various building materials and other found objects and materials to expand upon how I relate to what I see. Through material exploration and the manipulation of their forms, they highlight my vision of the profound beauty they possess.