David Begbie’s Steel Mesh Sculptures Play with Shadow

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

David Begbie has been creating sculptures out of steel and bronze mesh since 1977. The light material fascinates the artist because of its ghostly presence — the sheer medium, he says, makes you doubt the artworks’ existence, if only for a second. Begbie strategically lights his sculptures, causing them to cast shadows that echo and amplify the graceful, muscular figures. Though portraiture is in Begbie’s practice, he focuses on anonymous, headless bodies that put physicality rather than the subject’s identity at the forefront. Take a look at some of his work below.

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