Artist Studio 3D Tours
The Net Gallery is creating a series of behind-the-scenes 3D tours of our artists’ studios, offering an opportunity to engage with their work on a personal level. Next in our series is Olly Fathers, his work takes inspiration from architecture, design, and culture including early computer technology and graphics.
Olly Fathers | 3D Studio Tour
Click on the play symbol below to explore Olly’s studio. The tags inside the scan provide information about his work and process. Watch out for the yellow tag with special video content.
Olly Fathers | Biography
Olly Fathers is an artist based in Brixton, London. His work explores the relations between abstract shapes, different materials, and forms. Creating well finished, often playful pieces that encourage the viewer to take a closer look to understand the balance and precision involved. With a strict eye for detail, Fathers takes great satisfaction in the making process and this often becomes influential in the outcome of his work.
With a keen interest in woodwork, both as a skill and its use in Art and Design, Fathers has developed a desire to use wood in his practice and creates pieces using a range of different types and species. These works take inspiration from architecture, design, and culture, including early computer technology and graphics. These pieces use incredibly intricately cut wood veneers brought together using self-taught marquetry techniques. Fathers creates beautifully finished pieces, with contrasting natural and dyed coloured wood which causes the shapes to appear raised out the surface, in a Tromp L’oeil effect. Other works are more sculptural and the 3D elements allow the pieces to have more of a constructed and assembled quality.