Confessional (after DI)
Benjamin Hunt
Confessional (after DI)
Acrylic and cast Aluminum.30"x16"x18", 2014
Winter Reveal
Benjamin Hunt
Winter Reveal
.Acrylic and cast Aluminum, 76"x36"x55", 2016
FORMfollowsFUNCTIONfollowsFORM
Benjamin Hunt
FORMfollowsFUNCTIONfollowsFORM
Fabricated Acrylic, 54”x 31”x 18”, 2017
Side Board (after DKA)
Benjamin Hunt
Side Board (after DKA)
Acrylic with Photographic transparency, 39"x36"x18", 2014

 

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Clarity and simplicity have been the ultimate goals of my studio practice. My work is constructed by systematically layering materials and imagery upon themselves in order to create volume and texture. The manner in which I work has been a reflection of my observations of commercial production, consumer consumption and growth on both natural and industrial sense of the word. The majority of my work is fabricated out of recycled materials and reclaimed, reconstructed and appropriated imagery and cast metal objects.

I have had a long time interest in seemingly ordinary everyday objects such as collectible and utilitarian items. I am fascinated by how an object such as a photograph, a piece of furniture or old toys can become a marker of time to a collector. My current work has been focused on creating objects that imbue a sense of captured time and nostalgia through their design, aesthetics and contents. Appropriated photographic imagery and reproduced cast metal objects have been incorporated into my current body of work to emphasize nostalgia and memory, both diminished and reconstructed. I am intrigued by the fragile and seemingly deceptive nature of photographic memory and recollection. The manner in which I work has been a reflection of my observations of passing time, growth and nostalgia contained within the framework of blurred memory.