Sunday, September 14, 2014

TateShots: Brian Griffiths by Tate




TateShots: Brian Griffiths


‘We make ourselves and re-make ourselves by the objects we surround ourselves with’. Artist Brian Griffiths talks about the multitude of objects he collects and creates with in a tour of his London studio Brian Griffiths creates magical, sculptural utopias out of the debris of everyday life, using materials such as old ceramics, furniture, toys and textbooks. Always using objects as a starting point for his work, Griffiths discuss how the act of collecting leads to the point where you can ‘start to look at the strangeness of objects in the world, which you don’t usually notice because it’s a noisy place’.