Dominic WilcoxVariations on Normal
Dominic Wilcox is a British designer who creates unique and innovative objects, drawings and installations. His work has been exhibited and published extensively worldwide. Wilcox is well known for his designs which take a new, inventive look at the more banal items of everyday life. Pieces such as his intricate Watch Sculptures, thought provoking War Bowl and his Designer V’s 3D Printer live event have cemented his reputation as one of the most inspiring contemporary British designers.
For his solo show at KK Outlet, Wilcox will launch his first book containing his popular, brilliantly logical yet ridiculously inventive drawings. From a GPS device for remembering names at parties, to a mechanical system for subtly reading a fellow passenger’s newspaper, the book reveals a selection of the best ideas from Wilcox’s sketchbooks. The drawings have previously gained popularity through the pages of Icon magazine and Wilcox’s Webby Award nominated blog variationsonnormal.com.
Within the exhibition, pieces of his past work will also be on show alongside a personal collection of ingenious and odd everyday objects which have inspired Wilcox’s work.
Visitors to the exhibition will also have exclusive access to a new project which features all the trademark intelligence and irreverence which has come to characterise his work.
Wilcox best describes his work, “I spend most of my time attempting to reveal the hidden surprises which are embedded within the banal, everyday things that surround us.”
“I’m interested in certain areas of contemporary art, craft and design and my work moves between many different areas of creative expression. Some of my ideas develop from observations on human behaviour and I express them through the objects I create. I also experiment with materials to find surprises that can’t be found simply by thinking with a pen or computer.”