Derek Kinzett - Life Size Wire Sculptures
Contemporary Artist & Wire Sculptor Derek Kinzett was born in 1966, and spent his childhood living in Dodington Park, Gloucestershire, a breathtaking estate, designed and laid out by Capability Brown in 1764.
Derek moved with his family to Wiltshire in 1977, and completed his studies in Art & Design in 1984, majoring in wire sculpture and three-dimensional design.
In 2004 he launched 'The Inner Spirit Collection' of hand crafted life size wire sculptures, which has continued to grow in size and content.
Described as beyond beautiful, stunning & spiritual, Derek's work has gained recognition and respect for its intricacy and detail, receiving commissions from clients such as Tim Green of the Tate Gallery, Lord Ethan Stewart and the Actor Nicolas Cage.
2012 "Inner Spirit" Solo Sculpture Exhibition for The National Trust, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England.
Featured British Artist, The Daily Mail England.
Featured British Artist, Tech Magazine China.
Featured British Artist, Dif Magazine Portugal.
Featured British Artist, George Smith Design Chelsea. 587 -589 The Kings Road London. SW6 2EH England.
Invited tender: Solo exhibition Al Hamra Tower Kuwait.
2011 Selected as one of three British sculptors for The International Sculpture Symposium, South Korea.
Thirteen Sculptures from "The Inner Spirit Collection" published in two international Art Books, "Masters Of Landscape And Public Sculpture" published by Tainjin Ifeng Space Media Co China, and "Bike Art, Bicycles In Art Around The World", published by Publikat, Athens, Greece.
Invited tender: Sports Sculpture for the 2012 Olympic Games London. LOCOG/GLA.
2010 Winner of The Showborough House Sculpture Exhibition, Gloucestershire, England. "Peoples Prize".
2009 Featured British Artist, The Guardian.
Awarded Artist In Residence, Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England, with four commissioned sculptures for the Abbey's Rose Garden.
If you're interested in commissioning a wire sculpture by Derek Kinzett, simply email us using our contact form via our website:www.derekkinzettwiresculpture.co.uk, or Telephone: +44(0)1373 825616.
Note: Derek generally works on a commission basis only and does not hold a stock of sculptures, so please be sure to request lead time details within your inquiry.
We are in the process of booking venues and exhibition dates for the "2013 Inner Spirit Sculpture Tour"
The tour is scheduled to run from February - November and will feature sculptures selected from "The Inner Spirit Collection" between 2007 - 2012.
If you wish to discuss the Inner Spirit Tour appearing at your venue in 2013, simply email us using our contact form via our website:www.derekkinzettwiresculpture.co.uk, or Telephone: +44(0)1373 825616.
Frequently asked questions
Q. What kind of wire is used in the sculptures construction?
A. Galvanised wire mesh.
Q. How long does it take to make a standard wire sculpture?
A. The construction time of a seated sculpture with hair, is approximately 55- 60 hours, although clothed pieces can take up to 120 hours.
Q. How long can I expect a wire sculpture to last?
A. As the wire is galvanised, the manufacturer estimates a 15 year life span, before it starts to show any signs of rusting.
To ensure the sculptures longevity, when each piece is completed, it undergoes an air brushing process with Zinc rust repellent spay.
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