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David Mach is one of the UK’s best known and most respected artists. He is known for his dynamic and imaginative large-scale collages, sculptures and installations made using a variety of media, including coat hangers and other materials. The Scotsman describes his work as “grand in gesture and grand in proportion, it demands your attention and gets it”.
Born in 1956 in Fife, David Mach attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. He chose to specialize in sculpture because he felt it was the most intellectually and physically demanding. After one year of graduate school, Mach won a scholarship to attend the Art College of Warsaw. Because martial law had been declared in Poland, he was unable to take his place, but was invited to do his master’s at the Royal College of Art.
In 2011, Mach received the Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award for his exhibition “Precious Light,” a bold contemporary interpretation of the King James Bible in the form of large-scale collages and sculptures. That same year, he also won the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for Art.
Mach’s first solo exhibition was held at the Lisson Gallery, London in 1982. His international reputation was quickly established and he has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions around the world. We can quote London, New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Hakone, Tel Aviv and Warsaw. Public commissions include the tumbling telephone boxes, “Out of Order” in Kingston, “Train” in Darlington; “Big Heids”, visible from the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh; “It Takes Two”, sited North of Paris and in Marseille, Likeness Guaranteed commissioned by McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, and most recently, “Giants” in Vinadio, Italy and “Phantom”, commissioned by Morrisons supermarket for the Promenade in Kirkcaldy, Fife.
David Mach currently works from his London-based studio.