Presented by Sladmore.
Installation Dates: 12 June – 9 July
Location: 63 New Bond Street.
Gallery: 57 Jermyn Street, St James’s,
London, SW1Y 6LX
At the start of 2023, Hawkes began developing his sculpture “SPHELIX” on a monumental scale which he says is the perfect shape, organic in cure and industrial in form: Sphelix has been an obsession of his for half of his lifetime. Sphelix. The Sphelix is a new shape, the joining of a sphere and a helix, a new global shape.
About Johnny Hawkes (b. 1955)
Hawkes is a self-taught artist and sculptor, and renowned modern furniture maker who has worked predominantly throughout his life with wood. He has been chosen to exhibit internationally, from New York to Sydney. After a brief and uninspiring time at art school, he joined the communal workshops 4011⁄2 in Vauxhall, London.
Setting up his own studio, he has created work in his signature style for many private and corporate clients. Most memorable were Lord Bath’s millennium bed and library, the Epsom Derby Trophy, a stand-in Westminster Palace for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and a writing desk for Monte Carlo’s Governor General.
His monumental sculptures have been installed in La Défense, Paris, and Covent Garden, London, and are held in many important private collections.
His new monumental work entitled ‘What’s the Point’ proposed for Masterpiece Sculpture has since been delivered to a private garden in London belonging to a well-known collector.
Hawkes’s solo exhibition ‘Chasing the Line’ was held at Sladmore in 2020.