• Artist David Begbie stands behind his transparent mesh sculpture of a large hand

    David Begbie SCULPTURE

  • Wire-mesh-figure by sculptor David Begbie
  • Bronze angel sculpture suspended in a tree - bronzemesh art by artist David Begbie
  • Sculptor David Begbie is working on a sheet of wire-mesh to sculpt a figurative sculpture
  • Hotel lobby in Dubai with a centrepoint of a floating boat sculpture made from white bronzemesh

Sculpture in Wire Mesh by DAVID BEGBIE

BA (hons), HDFA Slade, MRSS. Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors

Internationally renowned sculptor David Begbie has worked almost exclusively with the human form throughout his career. Since his first pioneering solo show in London 1984 a whole new genre of steel-mesh art has emerged and continues to grow. He is the master of his medium and his work speaks for itself.

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David Begbie Etchings of male torso figures together with a mesh sculpture at an exhibition


British artist David Begbie is modelling a large wire-mesh sculpture of a tennis player


A black wire sculpture is suspended in front of a brick wall


Video of sculptor David Begbie with live model


Portrait sculptor David Begbie with wire-mesh sculpture detail


A wired hand sculpture by artist David Begbie


Master of Art Medium Wire Mesh

Drawing in Air – David Begbie transforms a light-weight steel or bronze wiremesh spectacularly into a dynamic three-dimensional figurative form. His transparent sculpture in wiremesh is as much about light as it is about substance and he transforms his seemingly inanimate machined industrial material into dynamic and evocative sculptural forms.

… Begbie is able to shape the human form with his hands to produce the illusion of rippling musculature. He makes it seem as sensitive and pliable as wax…
Edward Lucie-Smith

Never moulded

A ’Begbie sculpture’ is hand-sculpted and never moulded – a unique artwork with its individual character, made of a single sheet of bronze or steel mesh. Each Begbie sculpture is modelled using self-made tools and the wire fabric is finished by joining each intersection so that the artwork is robust and stable.

Shadow Projection

The introduction of lighting is an integral part of a particular composition and has the most remarkable result. The use of projected shadows creates an optical fusion of image and object.

Each wiremesh sculpture is an entity which has a far greater physical presence than any solid object could possibly have, because it has the power to suggest that it doesn’t exist.
David Begbie

Sculpture Choice

This website features examples of available sculpture from the artist’s studio and gallery. If you wonder how a contemporary ”Begbie sculpture" looks in your environment, we can super-impose any sculpture into your photo - just send a snapshot.

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