Metal sculptor Nimrod Messeg was born in Israel in 1970 to leading Israeli painter Aharon Messeg and famous poet Sabina Messeg, Nimrod began his creative life at a very young age sculpting in his father’s workshop. Over the years he has developed an eclectic and unique style greatly sought after both internationally and in his home on the coast of Spain. After traveling for many years all over the world, Nimrod finally settled in Marbella in 1999. He made the step of putting down roots by setting up his own Art Studio and Gallery.
Nimrod has personally developed an artisan method of sculpting iron. He uses ancient forging techniques, welding, power hammering, the plasma torch, etc. which enable him to create textures, shapes and effects giving his sculptures a unique style and appearance. These methods allow him to take this brutal metal and transform it into something beautiful, gentle, curvaceous… even delicate and soft.
His statement ‘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 making it impossible to create two pieces the same.’