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Gareth Griffiths

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University: University of Leeds
Graduation Year: 2002

Artist Statement

My work is influenced by West coast American “Googie” architecture. The origin of Googie derives from a John Lautner designed coffee shop built in West Hollywood. Originally appearing in commercial buildings such as restaurants, coffee shops, motels, gas stations and bowling alleys in the 50's and 60's - the distinct styling included curved lines, odd abstract cut–outs, up–swept roofs and boomerang shapes. My sculptures are colourful and eye catching, made with the intention of catching people’s attention and drawing them closer.

I am from North Wales - I 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. I have been elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, and have exhibited across the world in galleries in London, Liverpool (Tate Gallery), Leeds, Cardiff, London, Europe and America. Internationally I have had work on exhibition in Europe, Los Angeles and Palm Springs, and my work can be seen in private collections across Europe and America and Australia. my work has also been on permanent display at Michael O’hares Michelin stared restaurant “The Man Behind The Curtain” in Leeds. 

Original works:

£2800

Brunswik

By Gareth Griffiths

£4550

Thousand Oaks

By Gareth Griffiths

£1800

Pipeline

By Gareth Griffiths

£2000

£2450

Maverics

By Gareth Griffiths

£2500

Huntington

By Gareth Griffiths

£2000

Zicatela

By Gareth Griffiths

£1100

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Parasol

By Gareth Griffiths

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