Chris Wolston modern cabinets and sideboards are inspired by manual techniques and the regional contrasts between his Brooklyn and Medellin studios, Wolston creates modern art that demonstrates playful adaptations of materials, often mixing high-and low-tech processes. Wolston’s work can be found in the permanent contemporary design collections of the Museum of American Glass, and the Museo de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia.
Chris Wolston is a New York-based artist whose work explores the material vernacular of the modern-day, and the fetishization of process. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Fulbright grant to Colombia.
Like his earlier modern cabinets collections, the work has a puzzle-like feel featuring a constellation of intricate motifs that come together to create an exuberant visual impact.
As in the past, Wolston’s new art furniture conveys his distinct narrative voice by employing sand-casted and mirror-polished aluminum pieces that are based on hand illustrations. The result is a compelling and tactile design statement that continues to resonate with collectors and press.
Life in Colombia has informed several of Wolston’s recent collections. The furniture design collection of modern cabinets and sideboards derives its sense of quixotic wonder when his interest in ancient influences is juxtaposed with postmodern production. This wholly original aesthetic vernacular offers the bolder a quixotic and slightly instinctual translation.
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