David Begbie

British, b. 1955

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David Begbie

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British, b. 1955

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Born Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, in 1955.

Internationally renowned sculptor David Begbie began his career as an artist at the age of thirteen. He discovered the properties of his medium as a student in 1977 at the Winchester School of Art and developed the idea as a post-graduate at the Slade School of Sculpture, University College London, emerging with a unique sculptural technique and the beginnings of a new visual language using wire-mesh. He has worked almost exclusively with the human form, primarily sculpting in light-weight steel and bronze wire-mesh and encapsulating within these forms the relationships between male and female, masculinity and femininity, positive and negative, matter and antimatter, light and dark. Begbie's transparent sculpture is as much about light as it is about substance, the introduction of strategic lighting creates optical compositions of line and form. David Begbie is one of the most influent sculptors in England with solo shows in four continents, works being collected by many museums Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna, Roma, Italy; National Gallery Canberra, Australia; Museum Beelden aan Zee, Holland; National Gallery of Canada; National History Museum, London, UK.

Extensive is also list of public and private commissions: Natural History Museum, London and many others.

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Born Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, in 1955.

Internationally renowned sculptor David Begbie began his career as an artist at the age of thirteen. He discovered the properties of his medium as a student in 1977 at the Winchester School of Art and developed the idea as a post-graduate at the Slade School of Sculpture, University College London, emerging with a unique sculptural technique and the beginnings of a new visual language using wire-mesh. He has worked almost exclusively with the human form, primarily sculpting in light-weight steel and bronze wire-mesh and encapsulating within these forms the relationships between male and female, masculinity and femininity, positive and negative, matter and antimatter, light and dark. Begbie's transparent sculpture is as much about light as it is about substance, the introduction of strategic lighting creates optical compositions of line and form. David Begbie is one of the most influent sculptors in England with solo shows in four continents, works being collected by many museums Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna, Roma, Italy; National Gallery Canberra, Australia; Museum Beelden aan Zee, Holland; National Gallery of Canada; National History Museum, London, UK.

Extensive is also list of public and private commissions: Natural History Museum, London and many others.

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