David Begbie

Torsis, 2010
Steel Mesh, 79 x 15 x 64 cm

USD 9,600 – 13,700


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About the artwork

(Female Front Male Front.) This work by David Begbie depicts two truncated sculptures of the human form, that are depicted within physical proximity of each other. Begbie demonstrates his masterful artistic skill as a sculptural draughtsman, as the shapes are exquisitely outlined, capturing both the solid nature of the human form as well as its simultaneous delicacy. Through his use of steel mesh, this creates an iridescent fabric, with a fluttering sheen that is wantonly voluptuous, harsh yet silky, both at once. David Begbie weaves for imperial nakedness an optical garment, which is more illusory and stylish than ever.

About the artist

Born in Edinburgh in 1955, David Begbie has shared his unique vision in numerous exhibitions across the world, including Italy, France, Monoco, Canada, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, USA, Australia, Japan and Spain. His robust and deceptive sculptures are created by David coaxing the figures from steel mesh with his own hands, creating a dual aesthetic with shadows and light. Globally acclaimed, the artist’s works are found in a multitude of prestigious museum collections and public art installations around the world and have also been commissioned for various established corporations.  

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