Gareth Griffiths is a Welsh-born sculptor who is now based in Leeds. Drawing inspiration from architecture, Gareth creates sculptures in the US West Coast style known as Googie. This style is defined by its fluid lines, abstract forms and interesting shapes, and each of Gareth’s sculptures is made using vibrant colours that instantly command the attention. We love the curves and contours of his work, creating an effect that is at once simple and intriguing.
Gareth Griffiths’ Career Path
After a childhood in Wales, Gareth made his way to Leeds where he studied his bachelor’s degree in sculpture, followed by an MA in design. He developed an interest in Abstract Sculpture, influenced by the Googie architectural style originating in West Hollywood, where architects used abstract cut-outs and boomerang shapes to make their buildings stand out from others. He has also completed a commission for the dressing room of Manchester United football team.
Exhibitions and Recognition
Gareth’s minimal art has been featured in exhibitions across the world, showing in locations ranging from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. Gareth’s success as a sculptor lead to him becoming a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2015, and he was shortlisted as young Welsh artist of the year by National Eisteddfod in 2003.