|Dan Statler is a renowned metal artist from the Los Angeles area. His designs are inspired by Googie Architecture, Space Age Design, Kustom Kulture, and the Rockabilly, Retro and California Car Cultures.
The 50 metal sculptures and furniture that he created as the Production Designer of the hit TV show Monster Garage were showcased in 80 episodes over a 4 year period in the Discovery Channel. Dan was named “Artist of the Month” by Hot Rod Magazine and called his artwork “plasma torch alchemy.”
Due to his demonstrated talents, entertainment companies have commissioned sculptures from Dan Statler's Vulture Kulture to appear on their pages and screens, including: Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Original Productions (Monster House, A Thousand Ways to Die), and The Greg Behrendt Show. The metal artwork has also appeared in films and music videos and has been featured in magazines such as Hot Rod, Rumble, Popular Mechanics, Frontend, and Import Racer.
He has also created corporate metal sculptures for Koyo Cooling Systems (Koyorad, manufacturers of radiators for racing), and for Wilden Pump & Engineering, both companies in Southern California; and a flamed metal desk for Hurricane Harley Davidson.