David O'Brien

From designer trainers to mannequins, David O’Brien can create anything with his intricate talent for mosaic sculptures. After visiting Barcelona’s famous park, Park Guell, in the 1990’s O’Brien sourced inspiration from Antonio Gaudi’s bright and glistening architecture and thereby his passion for mosaic art began.

Born in Liverpool, David O’Brien went to school at St Margaret’s in Aigburth. From being young, football was his passion. Ever since his early years, O’Brien captained the school football team and has played against players such as Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler. 

It is his passion for football, iconic music, racing cars, pop art and designer trainers that influence his original mosaics. His sculptures have quickly become a hit with collectors in the UK and across the world through the Artmarket Gallery. These incredible works of art have the most fascinating attention to detail, discipline and patience. The artist is not satisfied with the sculpture until he would display it in his own home. Each stage requires intricacy and time, from the initial idea to the completion of the sculpture, O’Brien becomes enamoured with every stage.

Every mosaic is original and unique. Adding a designer touch to the world of sculpture creation, David O’Brien’s work is topical and modern always encapsulating the latest trends. Whether you fancy your favourite Alexander McQueen trainers, Christian Louboutin heels, a surfboard or perhaps a Nike x Dior basketball… nothing is too much for David O’Brien’s creativity. His love for football inspired a Liverpool shirt mannequin, finalised with Virgil written across the back, as well as other designer inspired mannequins from Chanel to Louis Vuitton. The opportunities are endless with O’Brines imagination, talent and attention to detail.

O’Brien joined the Artmarket Gallery in 2020 with is first release including Senna’s helmet. The collection was phenomenal and we can’t wait to see what David creates in the future.


From designer trainers to mannequins, David O’Brien can create anything with his intricate talent for mosaic sculptures. After visiting Barcelona’s famous park, Park Guell, in the 1990’s O’Brien sourced inspiration from Antonio Gaudi’s bright and glistening architecture and thereby his passion for mosaic art began.