Shaun Brosnan is an internationally renowned sculptor, creating hand beaten, sheet lead, bas-relief sculptures and panels.
His work is in public & many private collections. He was recently elected a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
He was born in Leicester in 1961, of Irish parents, and spent much of his youth in County Kerry in the South West of Ireland. Shaun is currently based in SouthWest London.
I work with sheet lead because it is such a lovely sensual material. I wanted to find a material that was permanent and direct and wasn't reliant on the casting process, always a dilemma with sculpture.
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.
My work is figurative and mouths and lips obsess me. I am hugely inspired by the classical 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...