Using marquetry techniques, a painstaking process of laying wood veneers down into a design, Olly fathers creates geometric, shape-based work which celebrate the beauty in grain and colour of the various wood veneers used. This particular piece reuses the offcuts which Olly carefully sets aside as he makes his work. The offcuts give his work a sense of chance, lightness and movement.
Olly Fathers is an artist based in Brixton, London, where he has been for over ten years.
Education: Wimbledon College of Art BA (Hons) Byam Shaw St Martins (Foundation)
Recent highlights: UI Lines project on Seoul underground train network in South Korea, 2021.
Commissions for Soho House in London and Tel Aviv, 2021
Selected Exhibitions: 2020 - Solo show Bearspace Gallery, Deptford. 2019 - Harder Edge Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery. 2018 - Micromegas exhibition, Saatchi Gallery
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