Douglas White is an English artist who is based in London. Working predoinantly with found and discarded materials. He produces strange and compelling sculptural works. These forms blur the distinction between figurative and abstract and recognize the formal, aesthetic and narrative potential of things, which would otherwise be ignored. He studied fine art at the Ruskin school of drawing and fine art (1997-2000) and graduated from the royal college of art with a ma in sculpture in 2005. White is represented by paradise row in London and Istanbul.
Douglas white’s work is based upon the idea of retrieval and reconstruction. By using blown-out tires and burnt wood as the base materials for his art, white shows that destruction can often lead to creation. Violent forces such as fire and lightning are reigned in and harnessed, generating new sculptural forms and showing us the true potential of transformation.
In Douglas White’s collection with Each x Other, his fire-based work takes on a new shape through clothing. The artist’s “destroyed” material sculptures (pieces made of blown-out tires and charred wood) are born anew a violent natural force reined in and made wearable. Over-dyed denim and pulled, leather fringing sit alongside burnt fabric and a fiery color palette to reflect the aesthetic of Douglas’s artistic practice, showing us that what one may call destruction is, by another name, pure creation.