An overview of David Mach's work so far. interview by Tim Marlow.
This monograph examines the work of David Mach, who rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his large-scale sculpture projects, notably Polaris, the submarine made entirely from tyres, exhibited at the South Bank Centre in London, and his vast magazine sculptures such as Fuel For the Fire at the Riverside Studios in London.
His sculpture is characterized by his use of multiple components such as magazines, newspapers, matches and bottles, suggesting today's obsession with consumerism and the resulting levels of manufactured surplus and waste. He has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world, and also presents work in a variety of more open locations such as swimming baths, shopping malls, parks and gardens. Along with the striking visual quality of his sculptures this openness and accessibility has ensured Mach's popular status as well as his critical acclaim.