Pontus Willfors challenges the way the viewer perceives everyday objects. He examines aspects of nature that are viewed by our society as product, nuisance or waste. Through mostly sculptural exercises he addresses the power of our culture and its ability to manipulate nature and shape its surroundings.

He has shown his work throughout the continental U.S. including Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis in Los Angeles, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Read Contemporary in Dallas and was part of the curatorial show at Art Miami in 2012.

Pontus Willfors graduated from CalArts (Valencia, CA) in 2009 and has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 2005.

Solo

2013 Take Five AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Slab7 Art Miami, Miami, FL
2012 Filtered Light Royale Projects, Palm Springs, CA
2009 Nature of Reality David DeSanctis Gallery, Los Angeles
2009 SHAME: Confessions of a craftsman D301, CalArts
2007 Reductions L-shape Gallery, CalArts

Group

2013 Nature of Abstraction Peter Blake GAllery Laguna Beach, TX
2013 Nature Revisited Read Contemporary Dallas, TX
2013 Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405 Otis School of Art & Design Los Angeles, CA
2012 Landscape & Architecture Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
2012 BUY Art Royale Projects, Palm Springs, CA
2012 Constructing Fantasy: Sculpture from Los Angeles Beacon Arts Gallery, Los Angeles
2011 I don’t know where but she sends me there Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA
2011 Hanging Gardens 1019 West, Los Angeles
2007 May Not Be Suitable for All Audiences Upstairs at The Market Gallery, Los Angeles
2007 Fire Upstairs at The Market Gallery, Los Angeles
2006 WaterAnthony Next Studio, Los Angeles

Press

Orange County Register
New York Times
Art Talk
Merrily & Keane
Argot & Ochre
Confessions of a Craftsman
Artslant