David Marshall. Born Edinburgh, Scotland 1942.
Educated Pangbourne Naval College.
Emigrates to Canada 1960, copywriter McCann Erickson.
1962 overland motorcycle expedition to South America.
Works as welder for Raymond International at thermo electric build at Zipaquira, Bogota.
1965 returns Great Britain, non ferrous welding course British Oxygen and settles in Andalucia, Spain.
Farms landrace pigs and grows vegetables for US base at Rota, Cadiz.
First sculpture show at Marbella Hilton 1968, and sets up studio on the farm and workshop and foundry in Torremolinos.
Prepares cutlery designs for Christian Dior, household lines for Artespaña, sculpture for Banco de Andalusia etc etc.
1981 opens gallery in Puerto Banus and large workshops in Sevilla.
1987 builds complex of Andalusian houses and gallery in Benahavis – opened by Nobel prize winning writer Jose Camilo Cela, now run by daughter Kristi.
2000 rebuilds old cortijo on 300 acre Ronda farm with large studio/workshop and sculpture garden.
2007 Buys a home at Hahns Peak overlooking Steamboat Lake for skiing, motor biking and fishing – and builds a beetle kill barn for sculptures shipped over from his Spanish workshop.
Sofa, Chicago. High Point Design. Jacob Javitz, New York. Sausalito Art Fair. Las Vegas Design Fair, Loveland Sculpture, Sculpture on the Blue, Breckenridge. Santa Fe NM, Art Depot, Steamboat Springs, Dkota Center, Florida, Art on the Rockies, Edwards. etc. etc.
Gallery 89 Steamboat Springs,
A Gallery Fine Art, Palm Dessert CA.
One Man European Shows.
Maison Dupin, Geneva. Gallery Nova, Malaga. Gallery Kandinsky, Madrid. Ruckli Gallery, Zurich.L`Apage Gallery, Megeve.
Gallery Dauphine, Honfleur. Atlantic Art Center, La Coruña. Gundelach Gallery, Copenhagen. Aparte Gallery, St Paul de Vence. Conde Duque Cultural
Center, Madrid. Hamilton Gallery, London. Guedj Gallery, Lyons. Area Gallery, Athens. Villafames Museum of Modern Art, Valencia etc etc.
Design shows from 1975. Alexandra Palace, London. Maison et Objet, Paris.
Frankfurt Design Fair, Milan Furniture Fair, IFEMA Madrid, Verona, Italy.
Ghent, Belgium, Arte y Cristal Valencia. Dubai Design Week, etc. etc.
Clients. BMW, UNICEF. Ryder Cup, Martini, Marriot Hotels, Spanish Golf Open, Peugeot, World Off Shore, Banco Exterior of Spain, Argentaria, Christian
Dior, Queen Sofia of Spain, Antonio Banderas, Eva Longoria Foundation, Ferrari, Aviva, Corporate Golf Challenge, Sheik Hamid, Dubai, etc etc.
Sculpture is a dedication, not a career – this primordial necessity, this gene of creativity has shaped and motivated my life for the last 50 some years. I am fascinated by the paradoxical nature of the relationship between the natural and industrial world. My subconscious has a predilection for natural phenomena – geological formations, ice patterns, fossils and degradation; the random forms of nature where no lines are straight and where sensory information comes from imperfections.
Through the casting process I have continually attempted to replicate nature while combining modern technology as a creative contrast – mixing brass and aluminum “one off” castings with lathe shavings, laser cuttings,railroad ties or agricultural and automotive materials to establish what I believe is a distinctive and very personal three dimensional language.
The sensory beauty of primitive natural materials – to transform them in original ways, has been my basic reason for existing and continues, even at 75!!, to provide a fascinating artistic challenge.