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David Mach  London, UK

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Coat hangers
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About David


David Mach studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art then at the Royal College of Art in London.

His style is based on assemblages of mass-produced found objects. These include magazines, vicious teddy bears, newspapers, car tires, matchsticks and coat hangers. Many of his installations are assembled in public spaces and exist for only a limited time.

In the early 1980s, Mach started to produce some smaller-scale works assembled from unstruck matchsticks. These commonly took the form of human or animalistic heads and masks, with the colored match heads arranged to construct the surface. He often ignites his match pieces as a form of performance art. The first time this happened, it was accidental.

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.


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04.05.2012 @ 10:50 PM

sacrafices of man

from an iGoogle user

04.05.2012 @ 10:19 PM

It is beautiful, I can really feel the expressions and emotions.

from an iGoogle user

04.05.2012 @ 10:15 PM

A GREAT WORK

from an iGoogle user

04.05.2012 @ 10:02 PM

awesome work it is very cool and i would like to do something like that

from an iGoogle user

04.05.2012 @ 8:08 PM

awsome looking with a reminder of jesus christ on the cross.

from an iGoogle user

04.05.2012 @ 7:54 PM

that is very nice!!!!!!!! huge and very i mean very uniquie!!!

from an iGoogle user

04.05.2012 @ 7:48 PM

that is very nice!!!!!!!!

from an iGoogle user

04.05.2012 @ 7:35 PM

Speachless and holding on till the last breath.....and still I onder how this came to be!!

from an iGoogle user

04.05.2012 @ 6:26 PM

this has great 3D effects!!!

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