Sculpture in Wire Mesh by
DAVID BEGBIE 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.
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-sculpted and never moulded – a unique artwork with its individual character, made of a single sheet of bronze or steel mesh. Each Begbie sculpture is modelled using self-made tools and the wire fabric is finished by joining each intersection so that the artwork is robust and stable.
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.
This website features examples of available sculpture from the artist’s studio and gallery. If you wonder how a contemporary ”Begbie sculpture" looks in your environment, we can super-impose any sculpture into your photo - just send us a snapshot.
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."