Introducing: Andy Hughes

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It has been fascinating seeing this body of work develop over the last year! Can’t wait to see it installed at MAKING TIME: New Photographic Constructions this autumn.

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Artist Profile | Andy Hughes (b.1966) | www.andyhughes.net

Andy Hughes has been exploring aspects of collisions between our increasingly packaged lifestyles and the resulting flow of waste matter. His new work includes collecting and integrating data streams about levels of toxicity in the human body and wider environment. Encaustic wax, heat, melted plastic, collected waste, 3-D capture software, dslr video, digital and analogue photography, paint and other various analogue art mediums are the ingredients for investigation, experimentation and creation. Tactility, visceral pleasure and science become combined into new photographic works. By exploration of the materiality of photography and consolidating photographic aesthetics with scientific research and contemporary concerns, Hughes creates work that engages multiple varied audiences.

Circularity Series | 47 inches wide | Andy Hughes © 2014

Circularity Series | 47 inches wide | Andy Hughes © 2014

His previous work explored human waste products such as plastic and other discarded items
washed ashore across various beaches in the USA and Europe. For…

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New work – The Magnolias of Wilfred Aldwych

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Magnolia Leaf Skeleton – Lith Print

Magnolia Leaf Skeleton, Lith Print

Magnolia Leaf Skeleton, Silver Gelatin Lith Print (10×8″) 

 

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Penzance, Ebb Tide, 1 hour, 14th July 2014

william_arnold_jubillee_pool_1hour_ebb_Jul14From the ongoing Tides series http://www.williamarnold.net/Tides

 

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Recording some of my musical output

I’m not sure if this is really relevant on this blog, that is supposed to be about my art-photography practice and things related to it but I have started recording some of my guitar ‘work’,  if you can call it that – just sat in front of a digital Zoom recorder – semi-improvised finger-style – open tunings.

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Introducing: Nicholas Hughes

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Another of the fascinating artists to be exhibiting new work at the Penwith Gallery this autumn, in what is probably St. Ives’ first exhibition of solely contemporary photographic art.

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Working in series analogous to poetry Nicholas Hughes (b.1963) alludes to universal Romantic themes,allied to an environmental sensibility. Each series of photographs seeks to illustrate the frail residue of the contemporary wilderness through reduced visions of the sublime within localised nature.

In Darkness Visible (Verse I) # 11 (2007) Chromogenic Print

In Darkness Visible (Verse I) # 11 (2007) Chromogenic Print

Increased awareness of the fragility and preciousness of nature drew his attention to the
landscape; his camera based working practice evolving from a desire to reduce environmental
impact. Previous work constructing the appearance of Primordial woodland in central London
(accessed via a short bus ride) has led to self-imposed working restrictions whereby he limits
work production to imagery that he can make within walking distance of his home. Using large
format film he reconfigures the landscape through in camera construction. Examination is given to the space between the world that people inhabit and that which nature still claims as…

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MAKING TIME: New Photographic Constructions

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Very exciting project and exhibition with which I am involved this autumn – much more information very soon!

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Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, October 20th – November 12th 2014

Circularity Series | 47 inches wide | Andy Hughes © 2014

Circularity Series | 47 inches wide | Andy Hughes © 2014

In the autumn of 2014 Tate St Ives will present, The modern lens: International Photography and
the Tate collection. The exhibition will explore the exchange of avant-garde photographic practice between Japan, Eastern Europe and Latin America from 1915 – 1950. The exhibition will be drawn from Tate’s growing collection of photography that showcases key artists associated with the development of international modernism. From the Bauhaus in Germany and its impact in
Japan and Eastern Europe in the 1930s; to Western Europe during the 1920s and 30s; and Latin
and North America from the 1940s onwards, the exhibition explores how the trends of
constructivism and surrealism were informing and liberating photographic practice.

To coincide with the Tate show the historic Penwith gallery will host an exhibition of South West
based photographic artists…

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