David Harber at Decorex
Internationally renowned sculptor David Harber will reveal an exciting collection of new interior work at Decorex (stand A20) taking place from September 20th to 23rd at Syon Park, London. The centrepiece for the stand is Titan, made from mirror polished stainless steel and powder coated steel in a matte black finish. “Titan revels in the magic of reflection and the contrast between darkness and light which gives the piece incredible energy.” says David.
Other highlights include a limited edition Mantle, a spherical piece made from hundreds of verdigris bronze ‘petals’ gilded with 233⁄4 carat gold leaf and the Turbine wall sculpture inspired by the blades used inside gas turbine engines, currently being exhibited at Rome’s prestigious Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna.
David incorporates light, water and shadows to create art that beguiles by interacting with its place and purpose, captivating with illusion and intrigue. He works with long lasting beautiful materials: bronze, copper, stone and steel, transforming them with a variety of finishing techniques into delicate ethereal creations.
Mantle and new variations of the award winning Chalice and Torus sculptures which David is also showing at Decorex, provide a mesmerising focal point in a large environment. Other pieces such as the Lattice and Labyrinth wall panels which use combinations of traditional and contemporary materials, mood lighting and etched detail create a wow factor even in the most limited of spaces. “On the one hand you have the epic and the public and on the other the meditative and the private” says David, “it always depends on the space and the role that the client wants the artwork to fulfil”.
For David the task remains the same “to create a sense of mystery and enchantment”.
David and his team collaborate with private clients, architects and designers looking to commission original artworks as well as customising existing designs by changing materials, size or finish to create a unique piece. Handmade by skilled craftsmen in his Oxfordshire workshop all artwork is delivered and installed by a dedicated team within mainland UK.