Selected works by Graham Hudson

Graham Hudson
All My Exes Live In Tesco's

2007

Timber, steel, plastic, electric fans, lighting, paint and tape

550 x 250 x 250 cm

“All My Exes Live In Tesco’s is quite an expressive piece. You try to have a conceptual rigour, but spontaneity is important as well. I was interested in how you can make a really big thing out of nothing. I used a ladder instead of building a frame, and the gesture of it is quite reduced. I strapped cardboard boxes to it, and attached the bin liners to a fan so they filled with air and then poured paint on them. In one way it’s like a car crash mess, but also very lively and poetic. I’m interested in conservation, and this work is like a performance or instruction guide. Because I have to remake it every time it’s shown, it can never look exactly the same twice. I think of my work in relation to object production rather than a documentation of the final thing. I always video the installation of the work so there is a record of the experience and action of making it, and I hope that if it is recreated in the future it might retain its fragile and delicate quality.”


Other Resources

artfacts.net
Additional information and images – Graham Hudson

artnet.com
Various and images – Graham Hudson

museumpublicity.com
Arthouse at the Jones Center presents a commissioned, site-specific exhibition by London-based artist, Graham Hudson, February 3-April 10, 2011. This is Hudson’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States.
Rehearsal at the Astoria features an enormous installation created especially for Arthouse’s main 3,200 square foot gallery, the form of which references London’s iconic Astoria Theatre, which was demolished in 2009. The architectural history of the Astoria parallels that of Arthouse’s building, both former cinemas. First opened in 1929, the Astoria underwent many iterations before becoming one of the most highly-desired music venues in London. With his project, Hudson brings the Astoria back to life by reconstructing a portion of it in ghost-like scaffolding, and offering up its stage to musicians to use as a free rehearsal space during its ten-week reincarnation.

web.mac.com/grahamhudson
Graham Hudson's website - projects, movies, proposal and archive of the artist work

monitoronline.org
Representing gallery - selected images and biography

zingerpresents.net
Representing gallery - selected images and biography

chelsea.arts.ac.uk
When Chelsea College of Art and Design opened at its new site in 2005 at the old barracks on Millbank, ambitious plans for the development of the Parade Ground had to be put on hold while funding and archeological issues were resolved. The once barricaded ground was opened up to the public, and we considered the immediate future of the ground.

seventeengallery.com
Graham Hudson presents his self-defeating outdoor sculpture When its windy this sculpture falls over, 2006. This work operates in a tautological, self-annulling system, which seems entirely obvious and yet inescapable.

gasworks.org.uk
Graham Hudson was invited to Kuona Trust, part of the National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya, for a two month artist residency. Hudson was on residency alongside Maria Buchner, from Australia, Stephen Ngaranganga, from Zimbabwe, and Beatrice Njoroge from Kenya.

Addressing subjects ranging from historical and everyday conflict, ideology, advertising, the media and the nature of the art object, Hudson's concerns range from the moral and political, to the aesthetic and the common-place. His materials come from the streets; skips, toy-shops, e-bay, and the B&Q 'value' range.

saatchigallery.com
In April of this year Hudson took up residency on the Parade Ground, an empty area in front of the Chelsea School of Art and Design, as part of a prestigious Henry Moore Fellowship.
Typical of the artist's usual enthusiasm and grandiose tendencies Hudson built a studio out of timber off-cuts, cardboard, tarpaulin and unwanted carpet, on one of London's most visible plots, which can be seen from the Chelsea School of Art and Design and Tate Britain.