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Paul Varga at Saper Galleries
Artist Paul Varga with his sculptures at Saper Galleries


Paul Varga, with two art degrees from Central Michigan University, retired art teacher from four high schools throughout the State of Michigan, is a master sculptor with a studio in northern Michigan.  Enjoy the pedestal size and large scale bronzes on display now at Saper Galleries.  

Varga was featured as one of the 10 Michigan artists in the exhibition The Saper Galleries Michigan Collection: Artists From the Great Lakes State.

"Each of my sculptures originates and evolves from the human figure.  The sculptures are intended to be 3-dimensional metaphors that represent the individual or collective strength of mankind and portray a sense of humanity.  Within each piece I strive to create a sense of balance and harmony.  My sculptural process begins with drawings from a life model.  After an evolutionary sequence of drawings is completed, a maquette is made in clay or plaster.  Using this 3D model for reference, a sculpture is then carved in a hard wood.  Selected wood sculptures are cast in bronze."
Monumental
                    archform


"Influences on my sculptural direction include Alexander Archipenko, Constantin Brancusi, Jaques Lipchitz, Aristide Maillol and Henry Moore. The many works of these sculptors as well as the Cubism movement in early 20th century sculpture are most inspirational. My sculptures throughout the years have vacillated in style between forms that are more stylized and figurative to pieces that are biomorphic abstractions."

Should you enjoy one of the sculptures below but want it in a very large size for an outdoor installation (as shown above), call us and we will have it made larger for you!

Enjoy the solid and emotive bronzes of one of today's leading sculptors, Michigan's Paul Varga.

For more about the artist, click here.


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Venus Arising < New!
Highly-polished cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered 2/9
15" tall plus 1 1/4"-thick and 9"-square granite base
$4,800


Ascending Form
Ascending Form
Ascending Form

Ascending Form
Polished cast bronze sculpture
34" tall plus base
$12,000


Back Arch
Back Arch
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered 3/9
6" tall plus base
$3,100

Tenacity
Tenacity
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered 3/9
10" tall plus base
$3,800
Balance
Balance
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered 4/9
4 1/2" tall plus base
Sorry, 4/9 sold for $2,100 though others from the edition are available
(Also available 15" for $7,500 and 30" for $22,000)

Caesura
Caesura
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered 1/9
10" tall plus base
$4,200

Seated
                    Figure
Seated Figure
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered 4/9
8 3/4" tall plus base
$4,200

Venus
                    Rising
Venus Arising
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered
16 3/8" tall plus base
$4,300
(Also 32" for $9,200)
Please call to confirm availability

Kneeling
                    Figure
Kneeling Form
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered 5/9
24" tall plus base
$7,500

Large Standing
                  Figure
  Standing Form
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered from edition of 9
48" tall plus base
$14,000
Please call to confirm availability

Varga 1
Arching Form
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered from the edition of 9
6 1/4" tall plus 1" granite base and separate 1 5/8" oak base
$4,300

Varga 10
Union
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered
15" tall plus base
$5,000
Arch Form
Arch Form
Cast bronze sculpture
18" tall
Signed and numbered
$9,500

Varga 9
Standing Figure
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered from edition of 9
12" tall plus base
$4,600
(Also 36" for $16,000)

Grace
Grace
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered
8" tall plus base
$5,000

 Varga 8
Dance
Cast bronze sculpture
Signed and numbered
12" tall plus base
$4,300


"As a sculptor, I have always felt a connectedness and closeness to the natural materials of the earth.  Native toVargas now on display Michigan's northland are materials like clay, ore, and hardwoods.  They are intrinsic media in my sculpture-making.  Working relationships with these materials has made moving from an urban setting to Michigan's north country a natural transition.  My home and studio are located north of Petoskey near flowing streams in the foothills of Air Mountain.  This multi-sensory environment is complementary to my work as a sculptor.  When walking this landscape, nature's shapes and forms constantly change as one changes vantage points.

"My sculptural process initiates from a series of figurative drawings, to the making of a maquette, and concluding in the form being cast in bronze or carved in wood.  Within each sculpture I strive to create a sense of balance and harmony.  Whether the individual piece is more abstract or more figurative, the observer should take time to view it from multiple vantage points to draw his own interpretations and conclusions.  As with landscape, positive and negative space interplay, and shape and form change depending upon one's perspective." -- Paul Varga

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