Gareth graduated from Central Saint Martins MACD in 2011 and is currently
a VL at Birmingham City University. In 2012 he exhibited at the Moscow
International Young Artist Biennial with his work 'Brut
Camp', a Brutalist 'utopia/dystopia' built using concrete rubbings
from the Balfron Estate in east London.
In May 2013 Gareth published 'How Buildings Kill', the first book
from Tombstone Press, featuring writing from Owen Hatherley, Ken Hollings
and an interview with Jacqueline De Jong (S.I), illustrated by Gareth.
You can read a review here.
Gareth is currently completing a 4-month artist residency at Chulalongkorn
University in Bangkok, working on a body of work that responds to
the city of Bangkok, examining the physicality of space through architecture.
Based on a series of walks through the city he is exploring the transient
nature of the street, the exoticism of the postcard and the city as
a future ruin.
At the end of September Gareth is exhibiting his work, a re-interpenetrated
series of 3-d spirit houses based on imaginary architectural ruins
and a series of 2-d works combining digital and traditional drawing
As part of my residency he is writing a paper, that asks if traditional
methods of reportage illustration can give a sense of place to a city
such as Bangkok. Gareth proposed that within the modern urban landscape
reportage illustration needs to look beyond the sketch - by examining
how the space is used specifically in Bangkok and responding to that
directly, he is attempting to get closer to the abstract qualities
that define place.
His work is focused on investigating the urban landscape, exploring
architecture and the idea of utopia.