David Begbie

Torsis, 2010
Steel Mesh, 79 x 15 x 38 cm

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About the artwork

Through creating truncated versions of human form using steel mesh as a primary material, David Begbie demonstrates his skilful ability to sculpt the fine details of musculature and achieve an aesthetic completeness of the human form. The effect of using this material is captivating; light both ripples on the surface and passes through it, creating mesmerising visuals that bring the work to life. David’s sculpted bodies are powerful, erotic, tactile, and intimate, as he captures the nuances and curves of the human form in a unique manner that make his works incredibly lifelike, and which have garnered his sculptures comparisons to the masterpieces of Michelangelo and Rodin.

About the artist

Born in Edinburgh in 1955, David Begbie has shared his unique vision in numerous exhibitions across the world, including Italy, France, Monoco, Canada, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, USA, Australia, Japan and Spain. His robust and deceptive sculptures are created by David coaxing the figures from steel mesh with his own hands, creating a dual aesthetic with shadows and light. Globally acclaimed, the artist’s works are found in a multitude of prestigious museum collections and public art installations around the world and have also been commissioned for various established corporations.  

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