Historically, artists have crafted their work from all sorts of materials, be it paint, marble or gold. A contrarian by nature, Benedict Radcliffe chose a different path instead. Trained as an architect, Benedict is known for reproducing iconic cars from industrial and durable metal wire. Be it a Jaguar E Type or a Porsche 911, he shapes car design into its own art form.
His creations are quite the sight to behold, from those fitting on a coffee table to impressive life-size models. Reproducing the silhouette of cars familiar and dear to so many of us, you might be forgiven for thinking his work is an optical illusion the first time you see it. However, it is very much real, born from bright sparks, intense soldering and meticulous bending.
As part of our ongoing series exploring artisans and their craft, we had the chance to visit Benedict at his workshop in order to understand a bit more about his work and the man behind it.