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Gareth Griffiths

Gareth
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Gareth is a Welsh Sculptor originally from Holywell, North Wales. Gareth also became a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 2015. Recently he has had work on exhibition in Prague, and was also shortlisted for a large public sculpture in Corino in Turin, Italy. He has also been included in outdoor exhibitions at Birtley House in Guilford, the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire as well as Tarpey Gallery in Castle Donington and the Walker Galleries in Harrogate. 

Recently, Gareth has created a series of works for Michael O’hare’s restaurant The Man Behind The Curtain in Leeds.   Gareth’s Sculpture is based on American west coast architecture called Googie. Googie architecture was born of the post-WWII car-culture and thrived in the 1950s and 1960s. Bold angles, colourful signs, plate glass, sweeping cantilevered roofs and pop-culture imagery captured the attention of drivers on adjacent streets. Bowling alleys looked like tomorrow land, Coffee shops looked like something in a Jetsons cartoon. For decades, many "serious" architects decried Googie as frivolous or crass. But today we recognize how perfectly its form followed its function.

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