Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, as well as many of the new figurative artists working today
BA Southern Connecticut State University, MFA UMass Dartmouth
Durant’s personal work is a quest to understand the human condition. As a sculptor, his main interests lie in gesture, movement, and pose. His works are at times illustrative, but always realistic, exploring historical, and contemporary narratives - both known, and unknown.
While many of the characters that he chooses to sculpt seem to be rooted in the past, they are his own imaginings of things not fully understood. Issues surrounding beauty, the body, and identity, give rise to a version of contemporary mythology that is new, yet seemingly familiar.