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‘FACET‘

’FACET’ 2019
Large stainless steel portrait of a meditating face

Fabrication impressions and installation of a stainless steel sculpture of a large face, dimensions 250 x 230 x 100 cm, suspended.

The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden:
This striking sculpture appears and disappears as the light changes, creating mystery and intrigue under the tree canopy.
Surreal, ethereal, maybe even somewhat mind-boggling… David Begbie’s stunning mesh figures capture more than just skin and bones. Meticulously formed by hand from a single sheet of wiremesh, each of Begbie’s unique figures sensitively details the human form - down to rippling muscles and dimly flesh.


Thank you to Jan Pulsford for music “Climbing The Tree”!

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.


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  • 'FACET' David Begbie sculpture garden 3
    'FACET' David Begbie sculpture garden 3
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    'FACET' David Begbie sculpture garden 4
  • 'FACET' David Begbie sculpture garden
    'FACET' David Begbie sculpture garden
  • 1 David Begbie sculpture wire 2280
    1 David Begbie sculpture wire 2280
  • 2 David Begbie sculpture wire 1888
    2 David Begbie sculpture wire 1888
  • 3 FACET sculpture by artist david begbie 1913
    3 FACET sculpture by artist david begbie 1913
  • 4 FACET sculpture by artist david begbie 1958
    4 FACET sculpture by artist david begbie 1958
  • 5 FACET sculpture by artist david begbie 1936
    5 FACET sculpture by artist david begbie 1936
  • 6 FACET sculpture by David Begbie biennale 2019 l
    6 FACET sculpture by David Begbie biennale 2019 l
  • David Begbie sculpture FACET installation
    David Begbie sculpture FACET installation
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    from movie
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Public examples


St. Mary, Wherwell Chilbolton, UK
Millennium Dome, London
Manangel, Birmingham
Shrine of Walsingham, UK
Wimbledon Centre Court Building, UK
‘Figure & Fountain‘, London

Museums


Natural History Museum, London
Bede’s World Museum, UK
International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
Galleria Nazionali de Arte Moderna, Rome
Museum Beelden an Zee, The Netherlands
Court of Justice, Almelo, The Netherlands
National Gallery Canberra, Australia
Nickel Arts Museum, Calgary, USA

Corporate and Private Acquisition Examples



8 Northumberland, London
British Consulate-General Shanghai
Buddha-Bar
Cannon Gym
Eric and Jean Cass Collection
Coloplast Ltd.
Conning Asset Management, London
Hanover Grange
Heron Corporation
Hyatt Hotel Group
Johnson&Johnson
Jumeirah Hotel Group
Le Royal Meridien
Mews of Mayfair
Radisson Hotel / Edwardian Hotel
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
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My sculptures have no palpable substance or surface. At first glance they appear to be a metallic membrane but when you take a closer look they are not even a skin. They are in fact a delineation of surface and form, modelled and drawn in three-dimensional space.
David Begbie