David Brits is an award-winning social impact artist whose experimental métier is dedicated to investigations in public-scale sculpture. Equally energised by material exploration and archival investigation, Brits’ practice spans installation, print-making, drawing and film. 

Recent major public sculpture commissions include the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, the Spier Arts Trust and the Iziko South African National Gallery.

Brits is the winner of the Rupert Foundation’s inaugural Social Impact Arts Prize and a recipient of the Barbara Fairhead Award for Social Responsibility in Art.


June — July 2022: Residency MovArt, Lisbon.


Tears Become Rain: Social Impact Arts Prize film launch & immersive exhibition — Latitudes Online  

Red Edge (Ouroboros 1.3.1) Public Sculpture installed at the Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.


Materiality, Group Show at the Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape TownTown.

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Red Edge (Ouroboros 1.3.1)
Carbon fibre, fibreglass, resin, epoxy, polyethelene foam, quartz crystals, pigment.
311 x 183 x 98cm

Public sculpture installed at the Iziko South African National Gallery.

This sculptural work is the culmination of three years of vigorous material exploration and prototyping using advanced composite materials, such as carbon fibre together with innovative technologies such as 3D design and 3D printing. Such materials are generally used in automotive, marine and aeronautical industries, rendering them non-traditional within the conventions of fine arts.

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︎ Public Sculpture

Models for Public Sculpture
Dimentions variable. 
︎ Macquettes

Sinusoidal Nebulous VII
Fibre Glass, Aluminum, Resin, Paint.  Dimentions
55 x 40 x 35cm

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︎ Sculpture

Maquette II
3D printed ABS
20 x 18 x 15cm

A series of 3D printed sculptural maquettes for public-scale sculpture.
︎ Macquettes

Sinusoidal Nebulous VIII
Carbon Fibre, Aluminum, Resin.  
65 x 56 x 55 cm
︎Carbon Fibre Sculpture