Renowned set designer Gary Card on forging his own path
One of the most sought out talents in London, Card discusses his personal journey, and his latest project HYSTERICAL.
Gary Card is a set designer, illustrator and one of London’s’ most talked about talents. His clients have included Comme Des Garçons, House of Holland, Dover Street Market, Nike, Adidas, Stella McCartney and LG. His work has featured in The New York Times, Another Man, Another Magazine, Dazed & Confused, ID, British Vogue, Vogue Homme Japan, V Man, Pop and Paradis. Earlier this year Card released a collection of toys, now available from Dover Street Market’s worldwide stores and Unbox Industries.
Card’s latest project, Hysterical, took over the gallery space at Phillips London this summer: an immersive exhibition, featuring work by artists like Cindy Sherman, Yayoi Kusama, Kaws, Ugo Rondinone and Takashi Murakami and an elaborate installation designed by Card which visitors can wind their way through to discover the artworks on display. The work on show all relate to ideas of the “farcical and neurotic” in art, and the show’s set design is fittingly colourful, riotous, weird and wonderful. Hysterical also features some of Card’s own paintings, and the artist has worked on collaborations with Kim Jones and Tim Walker to create new pieces for the show.
As part of our media coverage of this year’s Us By Night in Antwerp this September, we caught up with Gary to find out more.
Us By Night is a unique nocturnal experience combining an inspiring lineup and an endless nightmarket guaranteed to provide 3 nights you can’t miss. Come for the talks, stay for the experience. Explore the arcade, a wide range of local and delicious food, get tattooed or play some fluorescent ping-pong. Tickets on sale now: usbynight.be/tickets