David Spriggs, artist from Manchester, United Kingdom. Photography © D. Spriggs
1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.
I am known for my large scale ephemeral-like 3D installations using layered transparent images that lie in a space between the 2 and 3 dimensions. My artwork is primarily about notions of power, perception and phenomena.
I began this type of work in 1999 when I was thinking about if there could be a medium between painting a sculpture. Some of these first artworks were based on the concepts of an immaterial form such as my cloud sculptures (2001) which over the years have become much larger in scale and complexity such as my artwork ‘Axis of Power’ in the Sharjah Biennial 9.
2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?
The British Museum in London is absolutely amazing as there is so much to learn from. It’s so nice to be reminded that we are all part of a long history of talented and intelligent people. I love to visit museums in every city I go to in order to learn more about the history of the place.