Brian Griffiths

  • Brian Griffiths

  • Brian Griffiths - Petit Palais

    Art Deco Time, 2015

    Printed image, plywood, wood, paint, 2 fans, paper streamers, Duck down double duvet and pillows, 1940’s wallpaper, cardboard, fabric, tape, wooden chair, coins, stool, plastic cup, 3 ceramic pot, yellow chest of drawers, letter B, letter M, yellow snooker ball, bulk light and cable, fixtures and bulbs, 2 tables, wood filler, fixings
    215 x 118 x 398 cm

    Tudor Time, 2015

    Printed image, MDF, plywood, wood, paint, car filler, 12V fixtures, transformer ,and bulbs, floral wallpaper, golf balls, felt, sand, glass, varnish, table, wood stain, fixings
    240 x 163 x 160 cm
    Presented by Vilma Gold, Londres
    Photo: Marc Domage

    Born in 1968 in Stratford-upon-Avon in the United Kingdom, Brian Griffiths lives and works in London.

    He presents three sculptures from a series of nine different style buildings that imagine actor Bill Murray’s activities and pastimes. Here a Murray-ness has been employed - Where art and life conflate, where authenticity is a must and performing needs to be impeccable. An apparently concise thing (Murray) creates uncertainties and irreducible ambiguities(-ness). These sculptures are metaphysical adventures that contemplate the small, miniature, big, gigantic, the scaled up and scaled down, detail and overview. They question how one experiences and measures things; they encourage comparisons, instabilities and attempt to use exaggeration as a means of revelation. Since the 1990s Griffiths has used found and made objects to consider our complex relationships with the material and social world; how we use objects to make meaning, to (re)make ourselves, to organise anxieties and affections, , to sublimate fears and shape fantasies.
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