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Industrial Supplies Reconstruct Native Historical past on a Monumental Scale in Public Sculptures by David Mach — Colossal

Industrial Supplies Reconstruct Native Historical past on a Monumental Scale in Public Sculptures by David Mach — Colossal

Industrial Materials Reconstruct Local History on a Monumental Scale in Public Sculptures by David Mach — Colossal



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#bricks
#David Mach
#industrial
#multiples
#public artwork
#sculpture

November 30, 2022

Kate Mothes

“Brick Practice” (1997) in Darlington. All photos © David Mach

Recognized for sculptures and assemblages that make the most of on a regular basis objects like bricks, coat hangers, and matches, Scottish artist David Mach has launched into quite a few large-scale, public tasks that draw inspiration from native historical past. In his monumental “Brick Practice” in Darlington, he faucets into regional heritage by means of the usage of crimson brick and the depiction of a life-size steam locomotive. The economic revolution of the nineteenth century spurred a necessity to maneuver supplies like coal and metal across the nation, and the primary railway to make use of steam engines to move passengers additionally originated within the space. Within the U.Okay., crimson bricks have prevailed as the most well-liked constructing materials, developing lengthy rows of terraced properties that characterize the city panorama.

Additional north in Edinburgh, the architectonic “Temple at Tyre” was constructed from dozens of delivery containers and over 8,000 tires (or tyres) within the port of Leith, a important worldwide delivery hub. It was put in for a month and illuminated at evening to rival town’s main landmarks, just like the neoclassical Nationwide Monument on Calton Hill. The containers, that are additionally the main target of a proposed constructing in an Edinburgh enterprise park, are immense reminders of the commerce and commerce that town is constructed upon.

Mach at the moment has further tasks within the works in London, Mauritius, and Syria. Heavy Steel, a solo exhibition opening at Pangolin London in January will spotlight ongoing work in a showcase of maquettes and prints. You’ll find extra of the artist’s work on his web site.

 

A public sculpture of a row of telephone boxes tipping over like dominoes.

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

A neoclassical facade made out of brick.

“Temple of Bricks,” maquette, 93.5 x 111 x18 centimeters

A photograph of a sculpture of a train made from bricks, covered in snow.

“Brick Practice”

A digital rendering of a contemporary building made out of a pile of shipping containers.

Render for Mach1, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh

An installation in a port of dozens of shipping containers with a neoclassical monument on top made out of tires.

“The Temple at Tyre” (1994) put in at Leith, Edinburgh

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A sculpture of a row of telephone boxes that are falling onto one another like dominoes.

“Out of Order.” {Photograph} by Mike Longhurst

An installation in a port of dozens of shipping containers with a neoclassical monument on top made out of tires.

“The Temple at Tyre”

#bricks
#David Mach
#industrial
#multiples
#public artwork
#sculpture

 

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