Metal, Painted Steel
28 x 12 in
71 x 31 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Gareth Griffiths' dynamic painted steel sculptures are influenced by a West Coast architectural style called “Googie.” This mid-century modern style of architecture was born after the Second World War. Griffith's sculptures pull heavily from this style, citing free-form designs, soft parallelograms, and sweeping motions. His original sculptures are airy, colorful and eye catching, and are made with the intention of catching people's attention just like the innovative Space Age designs of the 50's and 60's.
This one-of-a-kind original mid-century modern inspired sculpture is 28 inches tall by 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep. This sculpture is created with welded steel and painted in a uniform matte yellow color. The base is the same color and it is ready to be displayed on any flat surface. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable Continental U.S. and worldwide shipping. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included.
Gareth Griffiths is a Welsh Sculptor originally from North Wales. He studied sculpture at Bretton Hall College (University of Leeds) graduating in 2002, and subsequently went on to complete a Masters in Design from Leeds Metropolitan in 2004. Most recently Griffiths was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.
Internationally, Griffiths has had work on exhibition in Prague and was also shortlisted for a public sculpture in Corino in Turin, Italy. His work can be seen in private collections across Europe and America. Gareth’s work is currently on permanent display at Michael O’Hare’s Michelin starred restaurant “The Man Behind the Curtain” in Leeds.
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Gareth Griffiths is a sculptor from North Wales. He studied sculpture at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds, where he graduated in 2002, and subsequently went on to complete a Master’s in Design from Leeds Metropolitan in 2004. Recently Griffiths was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.
Griffiths’ sculptures are influenced by Googie architecture. Googie architecture originated with a John Lautner-designed coffee shop in West Hollywood. This style of architecture developed after WWII and became especially notable during the 50s and 60s as part of the Mid-Century Modern style. Originally appearing in commercial buildings and used primarily for restaurants, coffee shops, motels, gas stations and bowling alleys, architects at the time wanted to design buildings that stood out from others.
Features of Googie include upswept roofs, curvaceous, geometric shapes, and bold use of glass, steel and neon. Googie was also characterized by Space Age designs symbolic of motion; boomerangs, flying saucers, atoms and parabolas, and free-form designs such as "soft" parallelograms and an artist's palette motif. These stylistic conventions can clearly be seen in Griffiths’ sculptures and are further emphasized by the bold, primary colors that he uses.
Griffiths has exhibited across the UK in Liverpool, Leeds, Cardiff, London, as well as in Europe and America. Internationally, he has exhibited in Prague, and was also shortlisted for a public sculpture in Corino, Turin, Italy. His work can be seen in private collections across Europe and America and is currently on permanent display at Michael O’hares Michelin starred restaurant “The Man Behind the Curtain” in Leeds.
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