Gareth Griffiths is a Welsh Sculptor originally from North Wales. Griffiths’ sculptures are influenced by the West Coast American architecture called “Googie” an architectural style built on dramatic angles.
Most recently Gareth was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. Gareth has exhibited across the world in galleries in London, Liverpool (Tate Gallery), Leeds, Cardiff, London, Europe, and America. Internationally Gareth has had work on exhibition in Europe, Los Angeles and Palm Springs and Singapore, his work can be seen in private collections across Europe, America, and Australia.
Gareth’s work has also been on permanent display at Michael O’hares Michelin starred restaurant “The Man Behind The Curtain” in Leeds. Gareth’s Sculptures are influenced by West coast American architecture called “Googie” The origin of Googie derives from a John Lautner designed coffee shop built in West Hollywood. This style of architecture was born after the Second World War and became more notable during the 50s and 60s. Originally appearing first in commercial buildings used primarily for restaurants, coffee shops, motels, gas stations and bowling alleys to name a few, architects at the time wanted to design buildings that stood out from others.
By using distinct styling that included flowing lines, odd abstract cut-outs, upswept roofs, boomerang shapes and with the use of new technologies architects were able to design buildings that looked more like works of art rather than simply functional buildings. Gareth’s sculptures are colorful and eye-catching and are made with the intention of catching people’s attention and drawing people closer.