Shaun Brosnan MRBS

Shaun is a highly accomplished sculptor, recently elected to the Royal British Society of Sculptors. He has been awarded solo shows in London, Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona and Zurich and his work is exhibited and collected throughout the world. His private commissions span Russia to the Barbican and his Boy with a Pearl Earring recently sold at auction for 42,000 in aid of the Terence Higgins Trust. At Saffron we are exhibiting a collection of his latest free-standing and wall-hanging work, all unique, not editioned, along with a collection of his latest drawings.

"I work with sheet lead because it is such a lovely sensual material. I start with a flat sheet and hang it up in mid-air, then beat it with hammers both from the front and back. Each piece is unique and the piece of lead I am using at the time dictates the size and feel of the sculpture. I use old and new lead depending what mood I'm in. I really like the hammer marks and try to be true to the material by incorporating all the holes and defects in the lead. My work is figurative and mouths and lips obsess me. I am hugely inspired by the sculpture of ancient Greece and Rome and the way in which we are able to look at fragments of things and understand them. I think that everyone has an imagination and should be able to make up their own stories about my work..." Shaun Brosnan, 2013