Illustrator Ed Kluz celebrates Britain's eccentric and overlooked follies, temples and towers

Illustrator and printmaker Ed Kluz will be premiering his largest solo exhibition to date at Yorkshire Sculpture Park this winter, celebrating the eccentric, uncanny and overlooked follies, temples, and towers across the British landscape.

Entitled Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain and running until 25 February 2018, the show will feature original paper collages, scraper boards, and prints which explore contemporary perceptions of the past through the reimagining of historic landscapes, buildings, and objects. His aesthetic takes reference from the ideas of early Romanticism, the Picturesque movement and antiquarian representations of topography and architecture.

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, he 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.

Kluz was born in 1980 and grew up in Swaledale, North Yorkshire. He studied Fine Art at the Winchester School of Art. His clients include the V&A, Faber & Faber, Folio Society, John Murray publishers, Little Toller Books and St Jude’s. Discover more at

All images courtesy of YSP & copyright Ed Kluz


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