THE SCOTTISH ARTIST David Mach made his reputation with a series of monumental sculptural installations and public artworks in the 1980s.
Using, primarily, thousands of recycled magazines and everyday objects, from cars to canoes, he created vast spectacles that were overwhelming not just in terms of their industrial scale but for their sheer intricacy and workmanship. Mostly they were ephemeral, destined to disappear forever as exhibitions ended. Within a few years of graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, in 1982, he was in the thick of a punishing schedule of artistic production that hasn’t slackened since.
A feature on David’s work for DW TV in Germany. Filmed last week on location in the studio, Southwark Cathedral and various sites around London.
The program includes glimpses of new work currently being made in the studio.