Panel Sculpture (two-dimensional) in Limited Edition

These artworks are metal panel sculptures (flat) in a limited edition with signature and date.
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‘VENUS’

A flat steel panel sculpture of a female torso in a limited edition of 9 plus artist proofs, signed and dated.

‘VENUS’ 2007
Stainless Steel, available in black, cherry red finish or as a high polished, mirrored stainless steel panel.
Size 65 x 31 x 0.1 cm

‘VENUS LARGE’ 2007
Stainless steel, black colour finish, suspended/wall-mounted.
Also available as a freestanding sculpture as a convex panel, mounted on a metal base.
Size 119 x 56 cm

‘VENUS BRONZE LARGE’ 2016
Phosphor bronze panel, suspended or wall-mounted
Size 119 x 56 x 0.1 cm


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‘Easel’ - Metal Frame for Suspension
A’flexible’ and elegant way to display the artwork with three legs.
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‘VENIS’

VENIS is a flat steel panel sculpture of a male back torso in a limited edition of 9 plus artist proofs, signed and dated.

‘VENIS’ 2007
Stainless Steel, available in black, cherry red finish or as a high polished, mirrored stainless steel panel.
Size 65 x 43 x 0.1 cm

‘VENIS LARGE’ 2007
Stainless steel, black colour finish, suspended/wall-mounted.
Also available as a freestanding sculpture as a convex panel, mounted on a metal base.
Size 119 x 56 x 0.1 cm

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‘Easel’ - Metal Frame for Suspension
A’flexible’ and elegant way to display the artwork with three legs.
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‘VENII’ 2007

A composition of a male and a female torso in steel panel. Only a few left in stock.
VENII can be suspended (ceiling- or wall-mounted) or with an easel (metal frame). This panel sculpture is a limited edition of 9 plus artist proofs, signed and dated on back.
Available in black, red oxide colour finish or mirrored (highly polished stainless steel).
65 x 59.5 x 0.1 cm

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The dynamic toned musculature of the male back melds with the sleek feminine form braced against and connected to each other. This is one of Begbie’s most sought after compositions that David has been very keen to realise in the flat stainless steel format.

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‘Easel’ - Metal Frame for Suspension
A’flexible’ and elegant way to display the artwork with three legs.
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‘NUUD’ 2005
An image was taken from one of a unique, three-dimensional steel-mesh sculpture of a female body portrait and transformed into as suspended steel-panel artwork which is cut into stainless steel, translating it into a new art form.
Only a few are left in stock, please contact us for details.

‘NUUD’ small
44.5 x 26.5 x 0.1 cm
Available in black or mirrored (highly polished stainless steel panel) colour finish.

‘NUUD’ large
74.5 x 46 x 0.1 cm
Available in red oxide, silver, bronze, bright red, pink, black-bronze (one colour each side) or mirrored (highly polished stainless steel panel) colour finish. Colour black is sold out.


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‘Easel’ - Metal Frame for Suspension
A flexible and elegant way to display the artwork with three legs.
See all EASEL Images

David has been working on a new art-form for portraiture. Using techniques of modelling in steelmesh and incorporating photography the outcome is stunning and unique.
Begbie's panel sculpture epitomise sculptural economy and visual succinctness, creating compelling shadows with use of spot lights. They are bold and completely convincing, achieving the translation beautifully from his steelmesh work.

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‘NUWD’ 2006
A suspended body portrait of a male back.
72.5 x 51 x 0.1 cm
Available in black colour finish or mirror (highly polished) stainless steel.

similar:
‘BNUWDSTILL’ 2006
A suspended body portrait of a male back in a smaller size and different details.
43 x 27.5 x 0.1 cm
Available in black colour finish, suspended or on a black finished steel base.

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‘Easel’ - Metal Frame for Suspension
A’flexible’ and elegant way to display the artwork with three legs. £300.00, plus VAT: £360.00
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‘NUWDU’ 2006
A suspended body portrait of a female torso.

72.5 x 38 x 0.1 cm
Available in black colour finish or mirror (highly polished) stainless steel.


similar:
‘ASTILLNUWD’ 2006
A suspended body portrait of a female torso in a smaller size and different details.
43 x 25 x 0.1 cm
Available in black colour finish, suspended or on a black finished steel base.

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‘Easel’ - Metal Frame for Suspension
A’flexible’ and elegant way to display the artwork with three legs.

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three femal torsos as a steel sculpture in limited edition
‘INTEMATES’ 2005
A composition of three female torsos in steel panel.
Only a few left in stock.

Available in black or mirrored as shown (highly polished stainless steel) colour finish.
55 x 74.5 x 0.1 cm

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‘STILLNUWD‘ and ‘NUWDSTILL’ 2006

Stainless steel panel of a female and a male figure figure. These editions can be suspended, free-standing on a metal circular base or on a pedestal. The female figure is available in two sizes.
Limited edition of 9 each plus artist proofs, all are numbered and signed.

‘STILLNEWD‘ (female figure) 2006
52 x 16 x 0.1 cm (height x width), Base 15 cm d

‘STILLNUWD‘ (female figure) 2006
62.5 x 18 x 0.1 cm (height x width), Base 15 cm d

‘NUWDSTILL’
(male figure)
62.5 x 18 x 0.1 cm (height x width), Base 15 cm d

‘STILLNUWD‘ Large (female figure) 2008 and
‘NUWDSTILL’ Large
(male figure) 2008
150 x 36 x 0.1 cm, Base 36 cm d
A very large version of both the female and the male sculpture is available as a limited edition of 9 each (approx. life size)

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‘Pedestal’ for a free-standing display

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‘EVE’

Timeless female portrait in steel panel, suspended or wall-mounted. A flat steel panel in a limited edition of 9 plus artist proofs, signed and numbered on the back.
Available in black, cherry red finish or as a high polished, mirrored stainless steel panel.

‘EVE’ 2008
The size, unusually for portraiture, is larger than life-size at
74 x 44.5 x 0.1 cm

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David developed another art-form utilising flat steel panel including mirror-polished stainless steel, which is either chemically etched or laser-cut, into another type of mesh imagery.

Using techniques of modelling in steelmesh and incorporating photography the outcome is stunning and unique, and can be produced at different scales in flat metal panel which can either be wall-mounted, suspended from the ceiling or within an easel frame. The first sculpture in the series is entitled ‘EVE’ as an example for a series of portraits for private individuals. 

If commissioning your own portrait is something that might interest you then please contact us. For an individual portrait we need a portrait photograph with strong contrast.
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‘HEROINE’ (Amy Winehouse Portrait) 2012

A tribute to Amy Winehouse as a suspended stainless steel panel with a striking shadow projection, ceiling- or wall-mounted. Available in a limited edition of 9 in glossy colour finish black, bright red or your costumised colour choice.

86 x 54 x 0.1 cm

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‘Easel’ - Metal Frame for Suspension
A’flexible’ and elegant way to display the artwork with three legs.
Fitting colour finish
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David developed another art-form utilising flat steel panel including mirror-polished stainless steel, which is either chemically etched or laser-cut, into another type of mesh imagery.

Using techniques of modelling in steelmesh and incorporating photography the outcome is stunning and unique, and can be produced at different scales in flat metal panel which can either be wall-mounted, suspended from the ceiling or within an easel frame.

If commissioning your own portrait is something that might interest you then please contact us. For an individual portrait we need a portrait photograph with strong contrast.
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‘BURNS’

Stainless steel-panel portrait of Scottish poet Robert Burns in black colour finish.
Available in two versions: curved steel panel, mounted on a base or as a flat steel panel, suspended with transparent lines.
Suspended 104 cm x 57 cm x 0.15cm
Freestanding 111.5 x 57 x 18 cm (incl. base)

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"I am proud to be Scottish, and Robert Burns is certainly Scotland’s most famous poet.
This combined with his relationship with Alison Begbie,
his first real love and the inspiration for many of his works has,
over two centuries later, inspired me to create this portrait.”

David Begbie

‘BURNS’ is a bold contemporary rendition and is a “sculptural portrait” of the celebrated Scottish poet Robert Burns.
It was exhibited for the first time at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow on 9th April 2009 as part of the Homecoming Scotland celebrations. This enigmatic larger than life sculpture has an overwhelming presence and although at first glance the appearance seems to relate to the period in which Burns was alive, the medium, painted steel panel, is truly contemporary, as is the presentation, whereby the use of strategic lighting and the transparency of the meshed panel enables the image created to be projected onto the wall behind the sculpture itself.

A portrait of a man before the age of photography has its challenges, but Burns’ own preferences of the portraits that existed during his lifetime as well as descriptions of his appearance from his contemporaries have helped to fashion this modern image. Begbie has sought and achieved a tangible Scottishness in this portrait of Robert Burns.

The inspiration for many poems, including “The Lass of Cessnock Banks” was Alison Begbie, the woman who Burns’s sister Isabella claimed was the love of his life. Very little in fact is known about Alison, save that Burns met her in the 1780’s near Lochlie in Ayrshire, and that he proposed marriage to her and was rejected. It is not entirely certain that Alison Begbie and David Begbie are directly related, however it is likely that a family connection does exist.

“But it’s not her air her form her face,
Tho’ matching Beauty’s fabled Queen:
‘Tis the mind that shines in ev’ry grace –
An’ chiefly in her roguish een!”


It is thought that Alison Begbie inspired a number of his most passionate love poems including Thou Fair Eliza, Bonnie Peggy Alison and Mary Morison.
Though letters from Burns at the time would have indicated that her rejection hit him very hard, his reputation with the “Lassies” was such that one could be forgiven for thinking that he soon recovered. However six years later a note in his journal “Find Ellison Begbie” with a Glasgow address shows that she remained an important emotional influence on him.

The poem was preserved by Cromek in his “Reliques of Burns” and was claimed to have been given to him verbally by a lady residing in Glasgow who was probably Alison (or Ellison) Begbie and if this is the case would demonstrate the influence of Burns in her life, that the words of a lovesick young man should have remained so clearly in her mind.
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‘STILL i’ ‘STILL iI’ 2006

Miniature stainless steel body portraits of a female and male torso in a fine art limited edition of 300. Available as a single or a set. The edition of 300 is signed and numbered. The miniature sculptures come in a designed envelope/authenticity including rectangular bases for a free-standing display.

‘STILL I’ (female torso) or ‘STILL II’ (male torso)
each 93 x 50 x 0.1mm

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My sculptures are contemporary archetypal images of masculine and feminine where each contain elements of the other.
David Begbie

A new art form:


This work epitomises sculptural economy and visual succinctness, creating compelling shadows in a two-dimensional work with use of spot lights.

How is it made?


Using techniques of modelling in steelmesh and incorporating photography the outcome is stunning and unique.
They are bold and completely convincing, achieving the translation beautifully from his steelmesh work.

These two-dimensional panel sculptures occupy a space between the three-dimensional sculpture and the shadow itself.
David Begbie
LIMITED EDITIONED / EDITIONABLE SCULPTURE

David Begbie's editioned/editionable sculpture are derived from original unique steelmesh sculptures and reformatted to work in flat (two-dimensional) panel. These sculptures are essential a quite different art form/medium altogether which David has invented and pioneered for his figurative flat panel sculpture.

The flat panels can also be shaped again into concave/convex (three-dimensional), suspended, wall-mounted or free-standing sculptures and also created using individual produced component parts to create new three-dimensional constructions. These works are editioned or editionable as limited series or editions - usually a maximum of nine of each artwork or image plus artist proofs.

For the most part a chemically etching process is used for small to medium sculptures and for larger scale private, public or corporate commissioned artworks a laser-cut or water-jet techniques are employed and this means that stainless steel, mirror-polished stainless steel, mild steel and in some instances phosphor bronze plate can be used, and all of which are perfectly suited for interior or exterior installation.

The steel panel sculptures in particular can also be painted in a range of different metal colours to suit either the artwork itself or its intended purpose and location.