With a propensity for lenghty internal monologues, I have come to realize that nothing is new but merely appropriated from something else. There are no new ideas. Although this fact alone may be the source of eternal despair for any creative person, it is both humbling and inspiring. All I can aim to be is a maker - a maker of things; a maker of visual casseroles.
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Matthew Ritchie’s work describes the formation of the universe and deals explicitly with the idea of information being “on the surface.” Although often described as a painter, Ritchie creates works on paper, lenticular prints, large-scale installations, freestanding sculpture, web sites, and short stories which tie his sprawling works together into a narrative structure.
Matthew Ritchie is featured in the Season 3 episode “Structures” of the Art21 series “Art:21 — Art in the Twenty-First Century”.
Tim Hawkinson is known for creating complex sculptural systems through surprisingly simple means. Inspiration for many of Hawkinson’s pieces has been the re-imagining of his own body and what it means to make a self-portrait of this new or fictionalized body. Sculptures are often re-purposed out of materials which then artist then mechanizes through hand-crafted electrical circuitry.
Tim Hawkinson is featured in the Season 2 episode “Time” of the Art21 series “Art:21 — Art in the Twenty-First Century”.
For more information: http://www.pbs.org/art21