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.
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.
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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