Sunday, 15 July 2018

Thierry Martenon I

Thierry Martenon makes incredible sculptures and wall pieces from wood exploring grain and texture, creating pieces that speak of landscape, skin and fossil.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Javier de Riba II

More works by Javier de Riba where he has made interventions on old doors contrasting the patina of age with circles of finish and varnish.
"Present" - Javier de Riba

Friday, 6 July 2018

Javier de Riba I

Javier de Riba loves geometry and pattern, making interventions on unloved and mundane objects and spaces. He has been using varnish to transform gathered wood from the streets of Barcelona and using varnish to give it new beauty. 
"This project is based in a study on varnish and wood: varnish as a medium that reveals a surface, and varnish as a material that reveals itself. In some cases, the varnish is made visible when worked into patterns - in others, it functions as a window to the wood that lies beneath.The exposition includes various different works which juxtapose the materials’ density and transparency - distinct dialogues between the wood and varnish. Through the collection of abandoned hardwood in the streets, later sanded and revarnished in layers, the works show the value we give to the ‘skin’ of an object, and how varnish can act, not only as an adornment, but as a medium of expression. A material that both dresses and undresses the wood. " Javier de Riba

Friday, 22 June 2018

Ron Isaacs

“I am still fascinated by the old simple idea of resemblance, the very first idea of art after tools and shelter: That an object made of one material can take on the outward appearance and therefore some of the "reality" of another,”
Ron's Trompe l'oeil creations feature vintage women's clothing and plant matter. His work over his lifetime has transitioned from working on a flat picture plane, to a three dimensional surface created by carving birch plywood.

You can see a small insight into how Ron works in the video below.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Giles Watkins

Tea Culture : An ongoing project aimed at creating an immersive teahouse space. Using historical references surrounding tea in the UK as a tool for aiding communal dialogue.  can physically interact with the work. The space offers a meditative break to escape the high paced, anxiety-inducing pressures of the digital age. A core intention of the work regards our societal and individual perceptions of mental health. With a focus on how dialogue and tea can offer an environment for a group discussion regarding these matters. Giles Watkins
Giles has created steam bent maple and oak based stools and chairs with glazed stoneware seats and porcelain tea sets for his degree show at GSA

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Horst Kontak III

Horst Kontak's beautifully crafted vessels are becoming more and more anthropomorphic.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Benjamin Terry

Benjamin Terry makes fantastic technicolour scrap wood sculptures with wonderful titles like 'Tears of a Clown' Below.