David Klein

My principal interest is in form and line, its endless possibilities to calm, excite or surprise the eye whilst always being a uniquely physical encounter.

 In some of David Klein's sculptures, figures appear to be trapped within ancient, solid stone.  David leaves the remainder of the rock to be displayed in its raw, craggy intensity, as if the face or body has grown or evolved organically. David focuses on more simplified, abstract forms, creating pieces that invite one’s touch. By carving with the simplest of tools – hammer, point and claw - David protects the quieter, embryonic nature of his sculptures, providing a chance for the viewer to appreciate their frailty and beauty.

David was born in Wimbledon in 1962. He studied at Exeter and Guildford universities. At the age of 29, after a career in bio-medical Engineering and following an extended trip across Africa in a landrover, David made the bold step into sculpture. He studied for 4 years in Stoke-on-Trent at the Elizabeth Frink School of Sculpture and Staffordshire University. He has has numerous solo and group exhibitions and was selected as a Victoria & Albert Museum Sculpture Finalist in 2006. David now lives and works on the South Coast, close to the stones he carves.


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