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David Mach incredible sculptures

David Mach incredible sculptures
Silver skin. Coat hanger. 2011. David Mach incredible sculptures

David Mach incredible sculptures
Scottish installation artist and sculptor David Mach was born in Methil, Fife, on the 18th March 1956. David Mach creates incredible colorful works of as many different materials as possible – heads of matches, dominoes, coathangers, scrabble pieces, etc. Sculpture by David Mach depicts famous people, and not-so-famous people, busts in the style of Roman sculptures, Asian and African style masks. In addition, Picassoesque and Warholian influenced heads as well as many animal heads. Collage, mosaic has had a huge influence on his sculpture. In his enormous life-like sculptures like this giant gorilla the talented artist used coat hangers.

Sculpture by David Mach
Sculpture by Scottish artist David Mach

Meanwhile, in the early 1980s Mach produced sculptures assembled out of unstruck match sticks. These mostly took the form of human or animalistic heads and masks, with the colored tips of the match heads arranged to construct the patterned surface of the face. After accidentally setting fire to one of these heads, Mach now often ignites his match pieces as a form of performance art. Mach graduated from Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland in 1979, then at the Royal College of Art, London in 1982. Following several shows and public installations, Mach was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1988. In 2000 he joined the Royal Academy of Arts as Professor of Sculpture.

David Mach incredible sculptures

Foam and colored pins sculpture by David Mach
Foam and colored pins sculpture by David Mach
Giant ape. Sculpture by David Mach
Giant ape. Sculpture by David Mach
Ancient leopard. Foams and colored pins sculpture by David Mach
Ancient leopard. Foams and colored pins sculpture by David Mach
Golgotha, detail. Coat hangers and steel sculpture by David Mach
Golgotha, detail. Coat hangers and steel sculpture by David Mach
Ape coat hangers and steel sculpture by David Mach
Ape coat hangers and steel sculpture by David Mach
Ape coat hangers and steel sculpture by David Mach
Scary Ape coat hangers and steel sculpture by David Mach
Ape coat hangers and steel sculpture by David Mach
David Mach next to his sculpture
Snow leopard match head sculpture
Snow leopard match head sculpture
Giraffe match head sculpture
Giraffe match head sculpture by Scottish artist David Mach
Scottish artist David Mach
Black leopard. Scottish artist David Mach
Scottish artist David Mach
Buddha’s head sculpture by Scottish artist David Mach
Scottish artist David Mach
Polar bear. Scottish artist David Mach
Scottish artist David Mach
Portraits of notable people, and even Lenin. Sculpture by Scottish artist David Mach

David Mach

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