Hand-sculpted figurative art made out of a single sheet of bronze or steel mesh.
A ’Begbie sculpture’ is never moulded – a unique semi-transparent artwork with its own character.
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.
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Resting male figure sculpture in wire mesh

’ARESTING MALE’ 1987


This artwork is a big statement – playfully explicit it is an important reminder to look at things from a different perspective.
Steel Mesh, black colour finish
410 x 91 x 20 cm

Watch video ‘CUTTING EDGE‘
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    Aresting male wire mesh 1987 david begbie
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    Aresting male wire mesh 1987web
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    Aresting male wire mesh 2 1987web
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    Aresting male wire mesh 3 1987
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    Aresting male wire mesh 3 1987web
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    aresting male studio web
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    aresting male studio
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    male figure wire mesh 1987
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    male figure wire mesh 1987web
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    sculpture Aresting Male David Begbie p51
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    sculpture Aresting Male detail p50
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    sculpture Aresting Male
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    wire mesh sculpture 1987 2017 web
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    wire mesh sculpture 1987 david begbie
My earlier sculptures are raw and expressive and intensely aggressive. They are created by searching deep into the fabric of the medium modelling and exploring its character – pushing the material to its limits.
David Begbie
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Most of my sculptures are made from a single rectangle of wiremesh with nothing added and nothing taken away. The material is simply transformed.
David Begbie