Selected works by Elliot Hundley

Elliot Hundley
Hyacinth

2006

Corkboard, paper, photographs, plastic, fabric, pins, wood, oil paint, acrylic paint, charcoal, pastel, string, ceramic, shells

244 x 216 x 38.1 cm

Mining the nostalgic and sentimental qualities of his eclectic materials, Elliott Hundley’s collages create condensed ‘dreamscapes’, entwining the personal and symbolic into friable mythologies. Hundley engages with the dramatic in the staged emotiveness of his structures and in the performative element of their intensive making process. From a distance, Hundley’s Hyacinth exudes a painterly expressiveness, which dissolves on close inspection into clusters of tiny figures, magazine clippings and bits of fabric precariously held in place by pins. Using formalism as a platform for narrative structure, Hundley’s exquisitely delicate consternation transforms the act of looking into an adventure of exploration and discovery.

Elliot Hundley
The Hanging Garden, The Invention of Drawing

2005

Collage, mixed media, pastel, graphite, collage, cut outs, on paper

216 X 142 cm
Balancing evolutionary chaos with blueprint precision, Elliott Hundley’s The Hanging Garden… presents a topsy-turvy architecture of convoluted lines, intimate mark-making, and swirling colourful forms, populated by masses of little people. Comprised of two images – one on both the front and underside of a transluscent sheet of paper -- Elliott Hundley’s The Hanging Garden… presents narrative drawing as a palimpsest, quite literally over lapping information, so that one surface contains the faint suggestion of the other. This idea of fragmentation and continuation is reinforced through the torn edges of the paper, diversity of materials and disjointed drawing structure. Unfolding with the charisma of epic fairytale, Hundley’s drawing melds the familiar and foreign, his consuming process and encyclopaedic references mirroring the free flow expanses of imagination.

Other Resources

artfacts.net
Additional information on Elliott Hundley

peresprojects.com - Group show, LAXed: Paintings from the Other Side: LAXed: Paintings from the Other Side
Javier Peres is very pleased to announce the first group exhibition he has organized in his Berlin gallery entitled "LAXed: Paintings from the Other Side."
This survey exhibition brings together the works of thirteen artists who live and work in Los Angeles and marks the first time that this new generation of American painters is presented in Germany. All 13 artists will be in attendance at the opening.

overtones.org
Elliott Hundley, Statement, images and Biographical information

thehappylion.com - Threedimetrical exhibition featuring Elliott Hundley
Elliott Hundley delivers us from the bonds of gravity, as he jettisons our loose lids into an overflowing melee of composite constellations and dueling demiurges. The vast locales of Hundley's collaged paintings seem almost directly dreamt into Being, as they churn and bristle with the primordial furor of newly born planets.

iht.com - Los Angeles artists get the buzz By Jori Finkel
Elliott Hundley has a decision to make. Although he just completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, in June, he is already something of an art-market sensation

the-artists.org
Additional images and information.