DAVID BRITS  

David Brits is an award-winning social impact artist whose compelling 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 Babara Fairhead Award for Social Responsibility in Art.


Upcoming:

16 June — 16 July 2021
Tears Become Rain Social Impact Arts Prize Film Launch — Latitudes Online  

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



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From Drawing to Sculpture
2019  
Runtime: 2’54’’
Editing: Bony Ska
Music: Lareine Mab

Shot over a period of three years, this film chronicals Brits’ vigorous material exploration and prototyping using advanced composite materials, such as carbon fibre together with innovative technologies such as 3D design and 3D printing. “Innovation requires a high degree of failure”, says Brits. 


︎ Sculpture Film