Wolfgang Buttress creates simple, elegant and contextual sculptures which seek to define and celebrate a sense of place. Stepping out of the cacophony of the modern world, the artworks seek to establish a connection to something timeless and elemental. Increasingly, he has drawn inspiration from nature, collaborating with experts to explore and interpret scientific discoveries. Such collaborations enable something of the timeless mystery of nature to transpose into art.
Simplicity is achieved through integrated structural analysis, allowing the sculptures to be refined and reduced to an essential form. It is fundamental to his practice that artworks engage with their context and landscape. Over the last 20 years he has worked and collaborated with many renowned Architects, Landscape Architects and Structural Engineers.
Awards for his work have included the Italian Association of Architects award for ‘Best Pavilion Architecture’ at Milan Expo 2015, the Japanese Kajima Gold Award for ‘Space’ (2014) and the Structural Steel Award for projects under £2million (2013).