Candy-coloured 3D paintings by Olly Fathers made with hand-cut blocks and dripping acrylic paint

Brixton-based artist, Olly Fathers, has created a stunning 3D artwork for a group exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, made from hand-cut wooden blocks that are sprayed before acrylic paint is dripped down its surface. "The drips flow around the shapes and leave lines on the work, mapping their journey," explains Olly.

His largest to date, it's one of 17 pieces by 17 artists for Harder Edge, a survey that explores "abstraction, challenging and testing the abilities of a large variety of materials in the artists' individual interrogations of colour, line and form," according to the Gallery. Currently on show until mid-January.

Tipped as a "rising star of South London's exploding art scene" in 2017, we've featured previous works by Olly, including his Mind of an Urban Spaceman, which explored the A-B journeys that create the flow of London. Make sure you watch the video below to discover more about Olly's process. Or visit


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