Windward - Gareth Griffiths
Folly & Muse
Artist: Gareth Griffiths
Materials: Painted Steel
Size: 23 x 22 x 42 cm(WDH)
Gareth’s Sculptures are influenced by West coast American architecture called
“Googie” The origin of Googie derives from a John Lautner designed coffee
shop built in West Hollywood.
This style of architecture was born after the Second World War and became
more notable during the 50s and 60s.
Originally appearing first in commercial buildings used primary for
restaurants, coffee shops, motels, gas stations and bowling alleys to name a
few, architects at the time wanted to design buildings that stood out from
By using distinct styling that included flowing lines, odd abstract cut-outs,
upswept roofs, boomerang shapes and with the use of new technologies
architects were able to design buildings that looked more like works of art
rather than simply functional buildings.
Gareth’s sculptures are colourful and eye catching and are made with the
intention of catching people’s attention and drawing people closer.
Gareth is a Welsh Sculptor originally from, North Wales. He studied sculpture
at Bretton Hall College – (University of Leeds) graduating in 2002, and then
subsequently went on to complete a Masters in Design from Leeds
Metropolitan in 2004.
Most recently Gareth was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British
Gareth has exhibited across the world in galleries in London, Liverpool (Tate
Gallery), Leeds, Cardiff, London, Europe and America.
Internationally Gareth has had work on exhibition in Europe, Los Angeles and
Palm Springs and Singapore, his work can be seen in private collections
across Europe, America and Australia.
Gareth’s work has also been on permanent display at Michael O’hares
Michelin stared restaurant “The Man Behind The Curtain” in Leeds.