by Maria Sofou
Switzerland-based artist Gavin Worth was born in Zimbabwe, Africa and grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. After graduating with a degree in Acting and working as an actor and a musician, he became a world known self-taught artist, working with a number of famous clients like Lexus, Tiffany & Co and Ralph Lauren.
Worth’s stunning wire sculptures are definitely the best thing you’ll see today: the artist works with repurposed steel rods and wire and transforms them into two dimensional sculptures that appear as illustrated line drawings. Some of his artworks are meant to be viewed through projected light and the shadows it creates, while others offer a different story based on the weather changes.
“By bending black wire into something of freestanding line drawings, I create sculptures that engage the viewer by involving them in their subtle changes. When the light in the room shifts, so does the mood of the piece. A breeze might softly move an arm. My wire sculptures tell stories of simple human moments: a woman adjusting her hair, a face gazing from behind tightly wrapped arms, a mother gently cradling her baby. The honest, unguarded moments are the ones that I find to be the most beautiful,” Worth explains.