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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Sinusoidal Nebulous VIII
2021
Carbon Fibre, Aluminum, Resin.  
50 x 33 x 38cm

Famously, in the late 19th Century the German organic chemist August Kekulé had a dream of a snake biting its tail. He described this as the eureka moment when, after decades dedicated to working out the structure of hydrocarbons, the shape of the snake biting its tail in a dream provided a crucial clue to deciphering the molecular structure of benzine. Benzine has a C6 structure, one closely linked to the C4 molecular structure of carbon fibre, the material in which these sculptures are made.

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︎Carbon Fibre Sculpture