Russell Hill

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture 2010

Wimbledon College of Arts


Russell Hill's work responds to selected contemporary objects in a playful, yet carefully constructed methodical manner. Whilst retaining the original function of the objects, they are applied in such a way that conjures up notions of domestic vandalism and improper use. Through spontaneous yet poignant selection and appropriation of materials the fickle relationship between human and object is revealed. The use of domestic objects and consumer products, which at times are stripped of imagery to give a more minimal and ambiguous appearance, supports the idea of mass production, which is expressed through serial sculpture, and video. The work draws the audience in through sensory experience and exploits the amount of trust and reliance one might invest into a contemporary object in order to gain a sufficient function. References the popular culture weave through contemporary visual strategies to intrigue the viewer, in turn allowing for sensory investigation to occur alongside a sense of awkward interaction.

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