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Shaun Gagg, Contemporary Artist

Born in 1969, Shaun hails from the mining village of Wombwell near Barnsley in Yorkshire. He has always had a passion for art, particularly inspired by the works of Salvador Dali. His early career as a roofer introduced him to working with slate, which eventually led him to create sculptures from this material. His sculpting journey began with natural materials like slate and sandstone, often finding inspiration in the works of artists like Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, and especially Andy Goldsworthy, whose art greatly influenced him.

Shaun’s artistic endeavours led him to the Peak District, where he engaged in balancing large rocks in water, creating intricate land art. After moving to the coast of Flamborough near Bridlington, his focus shifted to larger slate sculptures, though this physically demanding work eventually took a toll on his health.

An issue with his leg led him to explore metalworking. He constructed a metal calliper for himself, which reintroduced him to welding. This marked a significant shift in his artistic career. For the past several years, Shaun has exclusively created welded sculptures, allowing him to break free from the natural shapes dictated by stones and fully unleash his imagination.

Shaun Gagg’s artworks for sale

Shaun’s sculptures are characterised by their use of everyday objects like coins, nails, and keys, which he welds into stunning, often large-scale, works of art. These sculptures range from abstract forms to more figurative pieces, like torsos and animals, demonstrating both his technical skill and creative vision. His works are available for purchase and have been featured in various galleries and exhibitions.

His journey from a roofer to a sculptor who now specialises in metal welding, highlights his adaptability and relentless pursuit of artistic expression, driven by a deep passion for creating and a willingness to evolve his techniques and materials in response to life’s circumstances.

Discover the contemporary figurative sculptures available for purchase by Shaun Gagg at Signet Contemporary Art. Delve into the captivating allure of each piece, a testament to Shaun’s remarkable talent and distinct perspective. Whether you’re exploring our London gallery or browsing from the comfort of your home online, get ready for an unforgettable journey into the world of Shaun’s artistry.

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