“None of my ideas seem to come from dreams. More often they seem to come from when I am most awake. ”
Back in September, London’s Ivory & Black released a beautiful little video showcasing and promoting an upcoming show with artist and designer Geoff McFetridge. It’s a great video. If you’re not already familiar with Geoff’s work, its a great introduction to how he visualizes things and then puts them into production. The show, entitled “Around Us & Between Us”, was the first solo exhibition that Geoff has done since 2005 and showcases Geoff’s reductive style of graphic artwork that we certainly have come to love and admire.
Geoff McFetridge is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the Graduate Design Program at the California Institute of the Arts. Known for his reductive graphic style, Geoff began to show his work in galleries in 1998 at George’s Gallery. His first large scale show was in Japan at Parco Gallery Tokyo. He was part of the Beautiful Losers Exhibition which toured the world, and has made solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Paris, London, Seattle, Milan and the Netherlands. Most recent exhibitions include solo shows at V1 Gallery, Copenhagen and Half Gallery, NYC and a large installations as part of “Art in the Streets” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and for “Graphic Design Worlds” at the Trienalle Design Museum in Milan Italy.
His work is in the collection of the SF Museum of Modern Art, Exhibited in the Cooper Hewitt National Design Biennial, and the California Design Biennial. His animations have screened at Cannes, Resfest, Fotokino and South By Southwest. Geoff continues to work as a commercial designer adapting his personal work for an international client list. Over the years he has designed shoes for Nike, created the graphics for the film “Where the Wild Things Are” and designing wallpaper, carpet and blankets for the Standard Hotel NY.
To learn more about Geoff, please visit his website.