Brady Lueck is a prominent metal sculptor from Southeastern Wisconsin focusing on welded steel as a direct metal art medium.
In 1999, after returning from a long-term overseas management assignment in Thailand, Lueck entered a welding program at a local technical college. “It was important to me to become a skilled welder before launching into a sculpture career. I spent two years learning the trade and exploring welded steel as an art medium. It is with this confidence in my technical skills that I can tackle challenges of large structural art projects.”
Many unconventional approaches are employed to texture the sculpture surfaces. As a result, surface welds and other non-critical welds are often subjected to artistic license. “I believe that some of these techniques might make my work notable and discernable from the works of others.”
Lueck also invests considerable effort planning each composition. This project engineering is important so that each piece serves not only the elements of design but is also functional and structurally sound.
I believe that art should elevate human achievement and communicate the rational nature of mankind. My focus is to create work that tells a story and uplifts people in the spirit of Romanticism. My objective is to create work that inspires and engages the viewer. Each work is understood and appreciated by artists, welders and people not commonly drawn to the art world.