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Gallery Advertisement for a wire-mesh sculpture exhibition depicting a sculpture detail of a male back
28 July - 14 August 2022
Porto Montenegro

‘ARCHETYPES’
Solo Exhibition 2022

Obala bb - Porto Montenegro
Elena Residences
Tivat 85320 Montenegro
With Cris Contini Contemporary
'Archetypes'

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"David Begbie’s sculptures are contemporary archetypal images using figurative physical forms made from steelmesh, bronzemesh or stainless steel.
The mesh material itself has a strong spiritual quality but is sensitive enough to convey characteristics of physical, emotional, sensual and sexual qualities, all of which can be found in the works which comprise the exhibition.
Encapsulated within these forms are a series of relationships between male and female, masculinity and femininity, positive and negative, matter and antimatter, light and dark. Using strategic lighting to create supremely optical compositions of line and form, each transparent sculpture has a greater palpable presence than the space which it occupies. David Begbie offers movement whenever there is any shift of light so much so that these sculptures can sometimes have an interactive element.

He has found a way to push this technique even further. Three-dimensional mesh sculptures are reinterpreted into flat transparent panels. When light is transmitted through these, the sculptures reconstitute themselves as shadows on the wall. The shadow-images seem so real and three-dimensional we get the impression that we can reach out and embrace them."

Images show a selection of artworks at the exhibition:


  • David Begbie sculpture England
    David Begbie sculpture England
  • David Begbie sculpture buddha head
    David Begbie sculpture buddha head
  • David Begbie sculpture csinu 0986e
    David Begbie sculpture csinu 0986e
  • David Begbie sculpture ikonis2011_shadow
    David Begbie sculpture ikonis2011_shadow
  • David Begbie sculpture moon black
    David Begbie sculpture moon black
  • David Begbie sculpture nuwd i
    David Begbie sculpture nuwd i
  • David Begbie sculpture palm ii garden wiremesh
    David Begbie sculpture palm ii garden wiremesh
  • David Begbie sculpture signalsdown iii 2002
    David Begbie sculpture signalsdown iii 2002
  • David Begbie sculpture tu up
    David Begbie sculpture tu up
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