David Begbie British, b. 1955


David Begbie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1955, and studied at The Slade School of Sculpture and The Royal Society of British Sculptors. He has worked almost exclusively with the human form — primarily sculpting in steel mesh but also producing monoprints, etchings, ink and charcoal drawings, and mixed media works. Begbie is best known for his distinctive steel mesh figures, for which he achieves very fine intricate sculpting detail of the body’s musculature through skillful hand-forming techniques. The steel mesh creates a pliable liveliness and sense of movement that is further enhanced by the use of shadow-play with strategic lighting.