This winter, Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents the largest solo exhibition to date by artist, illustrator and printmaker Ed Kluz, which celebrates eccentric, uncanny and overlooked follies, temples and towers.
Featuring original paper collages, scraper boards and prints, Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain 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.