Name: The Wonderful World of Wolski
Location: Harvey Nichols Manchester, Deansgate
Artist: Thomas Wolski
Explore the little bit of whimsy and what do you see? From afar these artworks are simple but allow yourself to fall through the illustrations, and you will see up close that there is more to this window than meets the eye. The installation is designed to create a sense of escape – no two visits to the Wonderful World of Wolski are the same.
Perhaps it is just a giant apple, a birdcage, and a pair of carousel horses…or will you discover something else when you enter through the ‘Imaginary Menagerie’? Skylines, fairgrounds, and twisted curio await you.
Thomas Wolski’s is inspired to add a sprinkling of joy to the seriousness of the world. His art explores fun, nostalgia and stories to invoke joy and memories.
Thomas Wolski is a post-conceptual British artist working between London and his current Manchester based studio.
Tom’s illustrated works of delicately detailed, yet iconic bold silhouettes, is a signature and instantly distinguishable style. His recognisable outlines draw you in and incite your curiosity. Once captured, the artworks tease your eyes to reveal the delights of the ‘filling’ – intricate lines, magical worlds, and hidden treasures.
Nostalgic objects or figures that have been collected over an age provide the source of inspiration. Tom’s mantra is “always say yes” and try new things. His works are derived from the memories provoked by these experiences and the association with the iconography that triggers the memory. Famous brands with significant history therefore take a prominent position in his work.
Tom’s more recent creations are literally jumping from the page as he translates his technique directly on to the icons themselves, creating three dimensional sculptures and figures of endless excitement.
Tom is also passionate about using his art to give back and has donated many pieces to various charitable organisations, auctioning at the eponymous Christie’s auction house London.
As well as working with luxury car manufacturer Bentley, world famous premier league football clubs and luxury fashion houses Thomas Wolski has been quietly gaining a cult following amongst a host of celebrity clients.
Find out more at: thomaswolski.com