Anthony Burrill is a busy man. Having only just installed an exhibition with Michael Marriott at Mother’s London offices, he’s now popped over to Paris to put up this show at fancy concept store Colette.
The exhibition follows Burrill’s previous collaboration with Colette, where he created temporary windows for the store last summer when it was being refurbished. Burrill decided that he wanted the show to be a contrast with the show at Mother, which is constructed mostly from wood. “I thought about what I wanted to make and knew it had to be bright, shiny and colourful,” he says. “The store is very busy, full of glittering objects, I had to make something that would stand out. I have always wanted to use perspex, the intensity of the colour and shiny manufactured smooth surface fit well with the super simple images I’ve been developing.”
“The body of work is called Geometry in Nature,” he continues. “I like the idea of making something that depicts nature out of a completely unnatural material. I tried to strip down the imagery to its simplest forms – circles, triangles, lines. I used a simple palette of basic colours. The background for all the pictures is black, I wanted the colours to stand out as much as possible. The prints that support the perspex pictures in the show are all monochrome, I decided that the prints couldn’t compete with the intensity of the perspex colours, so made them all black and white. I think it looks tres chic!”
Burrill’s exhibition will be on show at Colette until February 28. More info on Burrill’s work can be found here.