PURLING LONDON ART CHESS sets have been exhibited at Christie’s, Saatchi Gallery and the World Chess Hall of Fame. Many of these 1 of 1, hand-painted works have been the choice of royalty, renowned interior designers, art collectors and chess Grandmasters. Purling has collaborated with over thirty artists, including Sophie Matisse, Mr. Doodle and Thierry Noir. Every Art Chess set is hand-finished in London, England and can be made bespoke to your wishes.
VIRGINIA GRIFFITH JONES
Virginia Griffith-Jonesis an artist based in Kent. Her artistic journey has taken her from focussing on traditional themes such as still life and landscapes using both oil and watercolour, to multi-media reinterpretations of classical themes with a contemporary slant. By changing shapes, patterns and colours to evoke certain desired moods and atmospheres, she succeeds in challenging what one perceives as reality. At the same time Virginia Griffith-Jones’ ultimate aim is to portray the joy of life.
“I wanted to have a playful feel to my chess set. By limiting my palette to 4 colours, I allow the painting of the pieces move between shape, line and colour, resulting in a bright, happy and colourful individual piece of art.”
It is very clear from looking at her chess set that Virginia Griffith-Jones is strongly influenced by the influential Russian artist, theorist and teacher at the famous Bauhaus School (1922-1933), Wassily Kandinsky.
“Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated.”
- Hand-painted 1 of 1 with signed certificate
- Boxwood, maple, acrylic paint, lacquer, leather
- Chess board 55 x 55 cm (approx. 22 x 22″), weight 3kg (6.6 lb)
- Chess pieces 34 hand-carved, triple-weighted, boxwood
- King height 10.2 cm (4″), weight 75 g (approx. 2.65 oz)
- Weight of boxed set including pieces and board 6.6 kg (approx. 14.6 lb)
- Purling London branded leather felts and packaging
- Hand-finished in London, England
- Complimentary express global shipping
This artwork is now sold. Please contact us to enquire about commissioning a similar design.