Monumental Scale in Public Sculptures by Scottish artist David Mach

Monumental Scale in Public Sculptures by Scottish artist David Mach.

David Mach is one of the UK’s most successful and respected artists, known for his dynamic and imaginative large scale collages, sculptures and installations using diverse media, including coat hangers, matches, magazines and many other materials. The Scotsman describes his work as ‘big on gesture and big in proportion, it demands your attention and gets it’.

“Brick Train” (1997) in Darlington. All images © David Mach
“Brick Train” (1997) in Darlington. All images © David Mach

He received an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Dundee in 2002. In 2003 his “Arm’s Length” sculpture of a woman made in coat hangers won The Jack Goldhill Award for sculpture at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In 2004 he was elected an honorary member of the Royal Scottish Academy and the same year, the University of Dundee appointed him Professor of Inspiration and Discovery. From 2006-2010 he became a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.

“Out of Order” (1989) in Kingston-upon-Thames. Photograph by Mike Longhurst
out of order

In 2011 Mach was awarded the Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award for his exhibition “Precious Light”, a daring contemporary interpretation of the King James Bible in the form of large-scale collage and sculpture. The same year, he also won the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for Art.

Temple at Tyre
Monarch coathanger sculpture

David Mach currently works from his studio based in London .You can find more of the artist’s work on his website.

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