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 Barbara Fairhead Award for Social Responsibility in Art.


Current:

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.





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Ouroboros 2.2.1 
2019
Polyethene Foam, Glass Fibre, Resin, Quartz Chrystals, Pigment.
142 x 188 x 100cm

Exhibited at Art Joburg 2019. Presented as part of the Smith Gallery Booth.

This work delivers a constantly shifting optical challenge; the patterns nested in the form are in endless flux as the viewer changes vantage points. Its size is imposing, but equally captivating is a perceptible weightlessness. Without a starting or finishing point, and appearing arterial in spite of their solidity, the form seems to writhe and flow in constant movement. The effect is a sense of the wild and methodical working in harmony and unison - a kinetic energy feeding itself.

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