Lot 276 - Olly Fathers - Mini Offcuts 1
Various Wood Veneers on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Olly Fathers is an artist based in Brixton, London. His work explores the relations between abstract shapes, different materials, and forms. Creating well finished, often playful pieces that encourage the viewer to take a closer look to understand the balance and precision involved. With a strict eye for detail, Olly takes great satisfaction in the making process and this often becomes influential in the outcome of his work.
With a keen interest in woodwork, both as a skill and its use in Art and Design, Olly has developed a desire to use wood in his practice and creates pieces using a range of different types and species. These works take inspiration from architecture, design, and culture including early computer technology and graphics. These pieces use incredibly intricately cut wood veneers brought together using self-taught marquetry techniques. Olly creates beautifully finished pieces, with contrasting natural and dyed coloured wood which causes the shapes to appear raised out the surface, in a Tromp L’oeil effect.
2006 - 2007 Byam Shaw Saint Martins, Foundation Diploma
2007 - 2010 Wimbledon College of Art, BA Fine Art (Painting)
2020 Objects of Art, The Skateboards, House of Vans, London, online
2020 Perfectionism A Trick of the Eye IV, curated by Rebecca Pelly-Fry for Open Art Advisory, NY, Online exhibition.
2020 Solo show - Form Block Form, Bearspace gallery, London
2019 Harder Edge, Hospital Club & Saatchi Gallery, London
2018 Jealous Needs You, Jealous Gallery & Saatchi Gallery, London
2018 Micromegas, Saatchi Gallery, London
2017 Jealous gallery rooftop mural, London
2017 Ecstatic Rays, Saatchi Gallery, London
2017 Concrete Dance, Bunker Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany
2016 Traces of minimalism, Helium Cowboy Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2015 Pure Evil Gallery, Shoreditch, London
2015 We built this city, pop up art exhibition, Carnaby Street, London
2015 O3 Gallery, Oxford, Trigonometry
2015 Embassy Tea Gallery, Capsule, London
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