"Not all modern British
sculpture sets out to shock.
Derek Kinzett's work is
intriguing and unpretentious."
Award winning Artist & Wire Sculptor Derek Kinzett was born in 1966 and spent his childhood living in Dodington Park, Gloucestershire, England, a breathtaking estate designed and laid out by Capability Brown in 1764 and often referred to by Derek as
a place of creative inspiration and wonder.
Derek moved with his family from Gloucestershire to Wiltshire in 1977 and completed his studies in Art & Design at Wiltshire College in 1984, majoring in three - dimensional design and sculpture.
In 2007 he launched "The Inner Spirit Collection" of hand crafted life size figurative
wire sculptures and to date has worked on over 100 commissions worldwide.
Described as beyond beautiful, stunning & spiritual, Derek's work has gained recognition
and respect for its intricacy and detail and can be found within private and corporate collections throughout the UK, America, Australia, Austria, Cyprus, Croatia, France, Greece, Germany, Holland, Italy, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and The Netherlands.
I started experimenting with wire as a medium to produce figurative sculptures in the late 1980's whilst studying Art & Design at Wiltshire College, England.
I was interested in the effect natural light and shadow had on the surface of the material and after further experimentation with sculpting the human body as a hollow form, I found that by allowing natural light to travel through the sculpture, I could accentuate facial features, hair and muscle tone, which in turn produced an ethereal and spiritual visual impact to each finished piece.
In 2007 I launched "The Inner Spirit Collection" of life size wire sculptures and I continue to enjoy adding new designs and creative collaborations to the collection.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting my website, and I hope that after viewing my portfolio you find something that inspires you.