About David Musgrave
Through drawing and sculpture, David Musgrave transforms materials and mediums and explores the interaction of abstraction and representation, thoughts and objects. Emerging out of a layered approach, Musgrave's drawings resemble mysterious relics or artifacts—Rope animal (2008) is a meticulous graphite image of an imaginary rope sculpture, depicted as though it were an image drawn on a folded sheet of paper, a drawing of a drawing. Musgrave achieves a similar effect by different means in Film (2008), a multi-part aluminum sculpture of a figure that appears to be made of tape. Mimicking stop-action animation or a flipbook, Musgrave sculpts the same figure in 35 different poses, animating the work in an imagined transformation.
English, b. 1973, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom