Dean Hughes - Contemporary Artists

Shelves (iv)

Shelves (iv) The Saatchi Gallery

Dean Hughes

Shelves (iv)

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30 x 21 x 6.3 cms

“How they are installed is an important aspect of the works’ process. In a sense they are like paintings hanging off pins on the wall. How they’re architecturally sited is important: their relationship to the space, floor, ceiling, and each other. They’re installed at different heights to help interrogate these relationships. It’s not a purely visual process; I’m interested in how they communicate beyond their given circumstance. I studied painting and as a student I was given a wall to work on – but never made any paintings, so I have a slightly uneasy relationship to the wall. My works are kind of sculptural, but they have a frontal view and aren’t something you can walk around.”
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