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

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 emerged and continues to grow. He is the master of his medium and his work speaks for itself.

Black and transparent male body sculpture


a flat sculpture turns projecting different shadows


Tennis Player Mesh-sculpture installation at Wimbledon


Drawing of a male figure - 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 wiremesh spectacularly into a dynamic three-dimensional figurative form.

His transparent sculpture in wiremesh 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.
A ’Begbie sculpture’ is hand-crafted and never moulded – a unique semi-transparent artwork with its individual character, made of a single sheet of bronze or steel mesh.
Each wire sculpture is modelled using very own (self-made) tools and ’fixed’ joining each wire intersection so that the artwork is robust and stable.
Each wiremesh 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
… 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
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Recent Gallery Comment

Gallery Contini Contemporary, UK and Italy:

"Masculinity and femininity, positive and negative, matter and antimatter, light and dark: The artist of the light and the shadow.
David Begbie transparent sculpture is as much about light as it is about substance. The introduction of strategic lighting creates optical compositions of line and form, and each transparent sculpture has a greater palpable presence than the space, which it occupies.
David Begbie is one of the most influent sculptor in England with solo shows in four continents, works being collected by many museums as well as an extensive list of public and private commissions."
  • David Begbie's sculpture of a palm
    David Begbie's sculpture of a palm
    Contemporary artwork of a large hand, symbol of activity and success
  • Sculptor Begbie forms a sheet of wire-mesh
    Sculptor Begbie forms a sheet of wire-mesh
    Two hands of artist David Begbie form a sheet of indutrial metal mesh to create an artwork
  • Rose-gold coloured sculpture made from semi-transparent-wiremesh
    Rose-gold coloured sculpture made from semi-transparent-wiremesh
    Detail of a contemporary figurative sculpture of a nude girl
  • large dhow-sculpture at the Royal Meridian Hotel in Dubai
    large dhow-sculpture at the Royal Meridian Hotel in Dubai
    Contemporary artwork depicting a ship, suspended in a hotel lobby
  • A large Buddha figure as centre piece at Buddha-Bar London
    A large Buddha figure as centre piece at Buddha-Bar London
    Semi-transparten Buddha artwork suspended above Buddha-Bar dining tables
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