Melbourne-based interior designer
Informed by Lynch’s early career in fine art, the
“Prior to studying interior design I studied Fine Art at RMIT in Melbourne,” says Lynch. “This unique path has always been reflected in my work and the way we approach design. Work Shop will afford my studio and I the opportunity to explore this further… examining the dialogue between art and design in a way that challenges and inspires.”
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The opening exhibition, titled Ideas to Intuition includes contributing artists such as New York-based lighting designer
“In this age of instant gratification, it’s very easy to get caught up in the end result, disregarding the creative process required to arrive at a resolved outcome,” says Lynch. “For our first exhibition we’ve called on our contributing artists to investigate the tension between the constructed and deconstructed, the resolved and incomplete, the built and undone, encouraging the viewer to discover beauty at all stages of creative evolution.”
Ryujin’s Burnt Wooden Vessels presents a series of complex, textured forms, their formative process representing the paradoxical forces of control and chaos coming together. Ryujin meticulously carves bowls out of chunks of the tree trunk before taking to them with a blowtorch, intentionally warping the wood in a celebration of the beauty in imperfection.
Mary Wallis’ sculptural, intricate forms are an exercise in using material to shape and command the immaterial; light. With its intrinsic ability to craft mood and atmosphere, Wallis explores the crucial role light plays on the manner in which we engage with space and design, and its effect on our sense of place.