Gareth is a Welsh Sculptor originally from North Wales currently living in Leeds with his wife and young son.

 

He studied sculpture at Bretton Hall College – (University of Leeds) graduating in 2002, and then subsequently went on to complete a Masters in Design from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2004.

 

In 2015 Gareth was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, and has exhibited across the world in galleries in London, Liverpool (Tate Gallery), Beirut, Los Angeles Hong Kong, London, Europe and America, his work is in private collections across Europe, America and Australia.

During 2015-17 Gareth worked with the Michelin stared Chef Michael O'hare where he had work on display in his Leeds restaurant "The Man Behind The Curtain".

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 primary 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 colourful and eye catching and are made with the intention of catching people’s attention and drawing people closer.

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