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Sculpture in Wire Mesh by
BA(hons), HDFA Slade, MRBS.
Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors RBS

Internationally renowned sculptor David Begbie has worked almost exclusively with the human form throughout his career. Since his first pioneering solo show in London 1984 a whole new genre of steel-mesh art has evolved and continues to grow. He is the master of wire mesh art and his work speaks for itself.

Black and transparent male body sculpture


half-transparent sculpture detail of a male figure


Mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture by David Begbie


Drawing of a male figures - etchings by sculptor David Begbie


Wire-mesh sculpture exhibition showing a double figure composition by David Begbie


Video of sculptor David Begbie with live model


Portrait sculptor David Begbie with wire-mesh sculpture detail


A sculpture of a palm in wire-mesh by David Begbie


Master of Art Medium Wire Mesh

Drawing in Air – David Begbie transforms a light-weight steel or bronze wire mesh spectacularly into a dynamic three-dimensional figurative form.

His transparent wire mesh sculpture is as much about light as it is about substance and he transforms his seemingly inanimate machined industrial material into dynamic and evocative sculptural forms.
Each sculpture is an entity which has a far greater physical presence than any solid object could possibly have, because it has the power to suggest that it doesn’t exist.
David Begbie

A Begbie sculpture is hand-crafted and never moulded.

Each wire mesh sculpture is unique with its own character made out of a single sheet of bronze or steel mesh.
… Begbie is able to shape the human form with his hands to produce the illusion of rippling musculature. He makes it seem as sensitive and pliable as wax…
Edward Lucie-Smith

Shadow Projection

The introduction of lighting is an integral part of a particular composition and has the most remarkable result. The use of projected shadows creates an optical fusion of image and object.

Sculpture Choice
This website features examples of available sculpture from the artist’s studio and gallery. Please enquire for further artwork at the studio letting us know your desired sculpture size and subject by email and we’ll provide photos, prices and details of a suitable wire-mesh sculpture and/or suggest a commission.

If you wonder how a contemporary ”Begbie sculpture" looks in your environment, we offer to superimpose a sculpture in wire-mesh with your photo - just send us a snapshot by email.