Kevin Hunt makes sculpture using found, redundant objects, particularly furniture which is reconfigured into something new. The objects used are often rendered functionless by the act of beautification or their function is shifted in some way, eradicating any original purpose whilst exposing an inherent aesthetic that has always lay within. By irreversibly altering these things and simultaneously raising their status, the work attempts to question what it is to be an object in the world and how these objects come to exist as sculpture.
The act of making, although premeditated, regularly turns out to be more casual, allowing for serendipitous and chance happenings. The resultant sculpture hovers in abeyance, ready to break, morph or somehow change further, often having no definite end point by existing as brittle, precarious, visually unstable or inherently flawed structures that in some way have the ability to continue to evolve after they have been realised, something which is an enduring concern within his practice.
Recent exhibitions include a solo presentation of new work at Art Brussels, Belgium with Stephane Simoens Gallery (2011), Being Lost
, Rogue Project Space, Manchester (2011) and Parts Unknown
, The Embassy, Edinburgh (2011)
The artist was in the following exhibition: ¿AreWeNotDrawnOnwardToNewEra? This artist is featured in: It Was Never Going To Be StraightforwardLinks :http://www.kevin-hunt.co.uk/