Norwich artist’s painting fetches record-breaking sum

Artist Will Teather with his inverse perspective work on a globe of the Dormouse Bookshop, at his st

Artist Will Teather with his inverse perspective work on a globe of the Dormouse Bookshop, at his studio at Muspole Studios. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Norwich artist Will Teather's innovative painting of the packed bookshelves of a shop in Elm Hill fetched a record-breaking sum at a London art fair.

Will Teather's sphere painting of the Dormouse Bookshop in Elm Hill sold for almost 11,000 at London

Will Teather's sphere painting of the Dormouse Bookshop in Elm Hill sold for almost 11,000 at London's Other Art Fair. Photo: supplied. - Credit: supplied

Mr Teather's artwork featuring the Dormouse Bookshop sold for almost £11,000 at the Other Art Fair, and organisers have confirmed that it was the highest sale price recorded in the event's 10 year history.

Will Teather's sphere painting of the Dormouse Bookshop in Elm Hill sold for almost £11,000 at Londo

Will Teather's sphere painting of the Dormouse Bookshop in Elm Hill sold for almost £11,000 at London's Other Art Fair. Photo: supplied. - Credit: supplied

The painting is part of Mr Teather's series Infinite Perspectives, which plays with perspective and sees him create detailed three-dimensional paintings on globes and unusually formed canvases.

The globe featuring the Dormouse Bookshop reveals different aspects of the shop as it turns, meanwhile another one of Mr Teather's works aims to give the illusion of the viewer being in the middle of a flock of birds in flight.

'Infinite Perspectives is a project that explores new ground in the depiction of space, blurring the boundaries between painting and sculpture,' said Mr Teather, explaining that the origins of his work laid in magical realism, the carnivalesque and a sense of the uncanny.

He said: 'It's about the relationship between the 2D and the 3D, and about creating something closer to the way we see.

'Our eyes are spheres and rotate around a space and I wanted to find a way to depict that.'

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Mr Teather, who is an associate lecturer in drawing at Norwich University of the Arts, is artist-in-residence at Norwich Arts Centre which will host a solo exhibition of recent Infinite Perspectives work later in the year, from June 24 to August 6.

Before then Mr Teather's work can also be seen in London at the next Other Art Fair, in Victoria House, Southampton Row, from April 7 to 10, and The Future Masters at Underdog Art Gallery, in London Bridge, from May 12 to 29.

Mr Teather trained at Central St Martins and Chelsea College of Art and Design, and his paintings have featured in more than 100 gallery exhibitions and publications.

For more about Mr Teather's work, visit www.willteather.com

Do you have a Norwich arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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