Gareth Griffith makes small-scale sculptural constructions from found objects. After creating these sculptures, the artist paints them, resulting in pairs of artworks that function as unusual double-acts. Speaking about his work, the artist has emphasised his interest in the organic way that it evolves, as well as its ability to surprise him. Walking Konrad (2012) is part of a large series of paintings, drawings, collage and sculptures based on the fifteenth-century painting The Synagogue by Konrad Witz. In this painting, a lone female figure dressed in a yellow robe is depicted in a small, enclosed space. Griffith was interested in the prominence of the colour yellow in this piece, which he first viewed in Johannes Itten’s book The Elements of Colour fifty years ago. Walking Konrad is assembled from assorted plastic items, including a partially melted bright yellow container, which stands in for the enclosed woman’s flowing robes.
- Artwork Details: 28 x 18 x 17cm
- Material description: Plastic
- Credit line: © the artist
- Accession number: ACC36/2016