Objects of Art | The Skateboards18 NOV 2020 7:00 PM
1. Olly Fathers
Birch, dyed tulip, figured maple, figured sycamore, walnut burr, fumed oak, dyed oak, dyed sycamore, dyed koto on skate deck
81.5 x 20.5 x 5 cm.
Created in 2020
This work is unique.
This work is sold with a Sk8ology display stand.
£200 - 400View shipping estimates
Comprised of 43 individual elements, Olly Fathers has taken the age old wood-working techniques of marquetry and parquetry, made famous by 18th century furnisher André Charles Boulle and applied this to a skatedeck.
Working from his studio in Brixton, Olly Fathers combines geometric forms, saturated pastel colours and lines of perspective to create work that hovers between digital and analogue.
Olly Fathers has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art Painting Wimbledon Collage of Art, UAL. His work was recently showcased in an ITV ident commissioned in April 2019. Olly has completed large scale outdoor projects including the shopfront installation at We Built this City on Carnaby St, London as part of London Design Festival and a Jealous gallery rooftop mural.
Recent exhibitions include Harder Edge, Hospital Club and Saatchi Gallery, London, Jealous Needs You, Jealous Gallery and Saatchi Gallery, London, Concrete Dance, Bunker Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany, Why not network, the depot, London, Traces of minimalism, Helium Cowboy Gallery, Hamburg and Pure Evil Gallery, Shoreditch.