close menu

Private View

A bespoke online exhibition space for sculptor Richard Mackness.

Private view

At times throughout his career, sculptor Richard Mackness has maintained studios in London and New York but now lives and works in his home city – the original York.

A contemporary of the famous YBAs, Richard asked us to design and build a clean, classy online 'gallery space' where he could show his work. The design is restrained and uncluttered - the landing page is itself a full-screen gallery of images. Further in, individual artworks can be selected from a number of thumbnail images which are sortable from different phases of Richard's career. Richard Mackness Kessell Design Each artwork is then viewable as a simple slideshow of images accompanied by short captions. Other pages are similarly minimal in design.

This platform and device-responsive site incorporates an inline, simple to use Content Management System which allows intuitive live-editing and updating from within the site itself.

James has a fantastic design sense with an economical and focussed style. His inspired way with images and how to get the best out of them has been particularly important. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to create or revitalise a website. In a word – brilliant!
Richard Mackness