We're pleased to share a new collection of stunning woodwork by emerging artist Julian Watts as part of our Boiler Room: Selected Works show. Based in San Francisco, Julian uses traditional wood carving and furniture making techniques to explore the space between sculptural form and functional object. Using everyday items like wooden utensils as a point of departure, Julian follows the aesthetic, functional, and cultural threads of each object to their most extreme, surreal end points.
We love how Julian lets the medium of wood take shape for itself, while still artfully expressing his own point of view. It's work that thrives at the intersection of art, craft, and design–fresh work from a new artist worth collecting. It's time to get to know Julian Watts