“During the sculpting process the element of fire is my primary tool. This powerful force of creation provides me with a deep connection to nature and life itself. The observation of burning flames, sparks and galactic activity draws me to the extraordinary, almost celestial dimension of this work with its potential for fantasy and escape. The light, heat and fire energy permit me to give birth to an entirely new entity. Looking at the finished piece of art I can see it in its entirety; from its humble metal beginnings through the creative process and into new and diverse textures, forms and surfaces. Each sculpture gradually takes on a life of its own and, using me as its tool, develops its own personality.”
Nimrod Messeg began his creative life at a very young age sculpting in his father’s workshop. Over the years he has developed a unique style, with sculpture in exhibitions and collections both internationally and in his home on the coast of Spain.
After spending many years travelling the globe, Messeg finally settled in Marbella, Spain in 1999. The artist set up his business creating bespoke architectural furniture: his pieces are crafted artistically solely from wrought iron and are evident in numerous of the most exclusive properties in and around Marbella. Following the success of Messeg Design, Messeg has turned his focus to his true talent and love of artistic sculpture.
Messeg developed his personal and direct artisan method of sculpting iron. He uses ancient forging techniques, welding, power hammering, the plasma torch - which enable him to create textures, shapes and effects: giving his sculptures a individual style and appearance. These methods permit him to take this brutal metal and transform it into something beautiful, light, curvaceous… even soft.