Trained in woodworking, Andrew Redington has a long-held fascination with furniture form. His sculptures are made by deconstructing old pieces—chairs, wardrobes, sideboards, and vanities—and reconfiguring their parts into unexpected shapes. While the final form may be radically new, the original furniture elements are recognizable, and Redington often applies strong color to emphasize their individuality while adding visual resonance.
Several years ago Redington began making prints directly from his sculptures, inking impressions from them as if they were huge woodblocks. More recently, he has been creating prints with individual furniture parts, using color to enliven and isolate the different elements. The warm wood-grain, familiar shapes, and lively compositions give these abstractions a playful quality, as if old chairs and tables, left alone in the attic, had begun to dance.
Blueprint Bloviate, print from chair parts, 32" x 20", 2015.
Seed, found furniture parts, 32" x 32" x 32", 2022.