Originally from the UK, Dee Stanford has spent most of her adult life living in Cape Town where she worked on her sculptures and paintings, learning primitive methods and blending them with a more Western approach.
She is a trained architect and a committed artist.
Like all artists the flavour, the style, the subject matter itself of Dee’s work are reflective of her life experiences, her ‘take on life’.
The art provides a subtle but vociferous comment on what the human race is up to. Not always heart warming but always mind stirring - what is certain is that the artworks are unique, vibrant, animated, often puzzling and extremely highly rated. There is a strong sense of structure and physics in her sculpting. Dee creates powerful and robust shapes and concepts but with balance which is ever present in natural physics. Incorporating unorthodox materials from steels to rusty HGV chains, she creates fantastical works that tell a personal story.
• Winner of the Best Sculpture Award at the Society of Women Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries 2014
• Winner of the Cork Street Open Exhibition Prize 2013 and the Visitors Choice Prize.
• Winner of the Best Sculpture Prize at the ING Discerning eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries 2013
One of Dee's sculptures can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in Cyprus.
Dee has enjoyed great success through her many sales in the last few years as well as completing a number of commissioned works.