Chris Wolston is an American artist and designer who creates anthropomorphic furniture..
Based in Brooklyn, New York and Medellín, Colombia, his work spans furniture, lighting, installations and sculptures.
To do this, Wolston rigorously combines traditional techniques and materials with an ironic and contemporary realism, reflecting an original postmodern aesthetic.
Guided by material fluidity and environmental urgency, Wolston became interested in non-Western artistic traditions at the Kokrobitey Institute, in Accra, Ghana.
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study pre-Columbian ceramics in Colombia.
Undoubtedly, this was what gave a radical direction to Wolston's work, who, enthusiastic, opened a second studio in Medellín.
That was how the American creative continued his collaboration with the local artisans, achieving these unique and fun pieces.
Chairs, sofas, tables and lamps with arms and legs that seem human, have become one of his most peculiar and beleaguered collections.
La artwork Chris Wolston it is in the permanent collections of the Museum of American Glass, the Museo de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia, the National Museum of Qatar, the Odunpazarı Modern Müze (OMM) in Turkey, and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
His works have appeared on the covers of international magazines, with clients such as Fendi, Dior and Philip Lim.
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