DAVID BRITS  

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.


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Group Exhibition:


Synaptic
Opens 8 December 2022 — THK Gallery, Cape Town.

Current:

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



Recent:


Time is a Flat Circle, curated by Camila Maissune — Solo Exibition MovArt GalleryLisbon.





























































































































































The Hierarchy of Essential Disclosures (Ouroboros 2.2.1) 2019
Edition of 6 + 1 AP
42cm x 188cm x 100cm. Polyethlene Tube, Fibre Glass, Carbon Fibre, Resin, Quartz Crystals, Pigment, Fittings.

On show as part of Synaptic, at THK Gallery, Cape Town. 

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.


︎ Group Exhibition