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Ed Kluz: Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain

YSP Centre
Past
11 Nov 2017–25 Feb 2018

The largest solo exhibition to date by artist, illustrator and printmaker Ed Kluz, Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain celebrates the eccentric, uncanny and overlooked follies, temples and towers that dot the British landscape.

Featuring original paper collages, scraper boards and prints, the exhibition takes inspiration from fantastical and fanciful buildings across the UK, including the artist’s native North Yorkshire and YSP’s 500-acre, 18th-century parkland. A limited-edition print, exclusive to the Park, features the lost Belle Vista tower which once stood in the grounds of Bretton Hall, now home to YSP.

Kluz’s work explores contemporary perceptions of the past through the reimagining of historic landscapes, buildings and objects. The ideas of early Romanticism, the Picturesque movement and antiquarian representations of topography and architecture underpin his approach to image making.

Vibrant, meticulous and sometimes dark aspects of Kluz’s work reflect the many different characters and styles of British architecture over the last 500 years. In Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain, the artist depicts a varied collection of some of the most intriguing oddities, often hidden and forgotten, within the folly genre. Celebrated and familiar buildings also feature, including a series of six prints directly inspired by The Landmark Trust properties.

All works in Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain are available to buy, along with an exclusive range of merchandise for YSP Shop including a silk scarf, tote bag, mugs and side plate.

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Ed Kluz: Baroque Linen Shopping Bag

£16.80

Beautifully designed Leenane natural linen shopping by Ed Kluz featuring a grand baroque building. Contrasting grey handles complement the corourful mustard design. Produced especially to accompany...

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Ed Kluz: Baroque Mug

£7

Exclusive to YSP, this Ed Kluz bone china mug is tastefully decorated with colourful baroque architecture and features an 'Ed Kluz for YSP' stamp on the base. Produced especially to...

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Ed Kluz: Bella Vista Screen Print

£225

This limited-edition print takes inspiration from the lost Bella Vista tower which once stood in the grounds of Bretton Hall, now home to YSP, and was created as part of Ed Kluz's YSP...

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Ed Kluz: Eyecatchers Plate

£7

Exclusive to YSP, this Ed Kluz bone china plate is decorated with colourful baroque and gothic embellishments and featuring 'Ed Kluz for YSP' stamp on the base. Produced especially to...

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Ed Kluz: Eyecatchers Silk Scarf

£50

Beautiful silk scarf with hand-rolled edges designed by artist Ed Kluz. Tastefully decorated with baroque and gothic embellishments, the scarf comes presented in a display box. Produced especially to...

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Ed Kluz: Gothic Greetings Card

£3.47

Exclusive to YSP, this Ed Kluz greetings card is tastefully decorated with a colourful gothic folly. Produced especially to accompany Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of...

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Ed Kluz: Gothic Linen Tea Towel

£7

This Wexford linen cotton tea towel by Ed Kluz is tastefully decorated with colourful gothic temple. Produced especially to accompany the Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of...

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Ed Kluz: Gothic Mug

£7

Exclusive to YSP, this Ed Kluz bone china mug is tastefully decorated with colourful Gothic architecture and features an 'Ed Kluz for YSP' stamp on the base. Produced especially to...

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