Sunday, 28 November 2010

Images from my recent exhibition 'Showing signs'

June 30th 2010. Cookhouse gallery. Chelsea College of Art and Design.

‘The greatest glory of a building is not in its stones, nor is it its gold, its glory is in its age’ - John Ruskin
Showing Signs is an exhibition of work by Stef Willis, focusing on what he refers to as ‘architectural wrinkles’.Our buildings are subject to timely decay. A gradual change where structures are affected by natural and physical  forces  leading to an ever-changing patina, the occurrence of which happens long after the  human act of architectural creation.
Patterns, textures, cracks and imperfections formed upon and within the buildings original materials, give rise to the structures  new personality and soul. A crack becomes a character line, an imperfection a wrinkle. The architectural signs of ageing.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

'Showing signs'

I thought I would start my blog with a link to where some of the work from my recent summer exhibition 'Showing Signs' can be seen. Head along to what is fast becoming one of Londons most talked about stores, Darkroom.

 Darkroom is a new concept on Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1. We curate an eclectic mix of high-end fashion, interior and lifestyle accessories alongside bi-monthly art and sculpture exhibitions.

My work is shown, as part of the Strobing season- an exploration of darkness & light, alongside some of the most beautiful objects and accessories to which I am currently working on a range of rings and bangles which will be sold in the store in the new year.