Oliver Perry

My work draws on influences from the built environment, focusing on defensive structures, challenging various roles of art and architecture, and how people may experience these forms socially and materially. Motifs from defensive architecture that aim to prevent loitering, climbing and lying are made to an abstracted scale which recalls idealised and cartoon architectural forms, such as a house, folly or even a stud wall. This pulls the work closer into the realm of playground over architecture, making the implied defensive strategies all the more sinister.

May 2017