Sunday, January 27, 2019

HINGER Installation/tableaux 'WasteLand' Catalog and Website Coming!

:WasteLand'  Completed and catalog and website Coming!

       In a creative explosion over the last two years, I created and restored 25 works and added them to 'TEN' which became 'WasteLand', a 35 sculpture installation/tableaux depicting a social commentary
of a dystopian American landscape. In my original Manifesto .'Post Apocalyptic Visions' I expressed my disdain and utter disbelief in Western Culture and the mass corruption and environmental devastation created by greed and selfish intentions and 30 years later my Manifesto rings so true today.

Currently we are working on the HINGER website and 'WasteLand' catalog and finding a site/location/museum for a exhibition/installation. Keep updated on HINGER  posts, news and events on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

HINGER- 2016 - Pop Up Museum in Downtown Tampa.

                   HINGER- 2016
Pop up Museum in Downtown Tampa.

Another Pop up Museum in EXHIBITION in Downtown Tampa Bay. Five works were presented including 4 sculptures from 'FiveJiveAlive ' .

Also showing was ' Trickled Down '- 2016 the newest sculpture from the Atelier of Assemblage. 

The response was awe inspiring and the people of Tampa Bay were gracious and appreciative.  Keep an eye out for social media posts from Facebook and Twitter to see were HINGER art pops up next.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Lehighton Letters

 Lehighton Letters  is a series of works created for public libraries worldwide by found object sculptor Richard J. Hinger. Works from Lehighton Letters, named after the artists PA birthplace, are on exhibition in London, New York City, Paris, Washington D.C. and  60 other public libraries. These new works are made from salvaged signage letters inlaid with assorted commonplace objects, and spell out inspiring words such as READ, BOOKS, and ART. 

     Richard J. Hinger, a self/taught artist for 25 years, makes sculptures out of used and discarded items.  His Environmental  Art  has been met with enthusiasm and has captured the attention of people of all ages and backgrounds.  The positive response from the libraries and the viewers have been inspiring, and the Lehighton Letters sculptures have spurred an interest in this new form of Eco-Sculpture.

    "Libraries are cultural centers, and it is very gratifying that my art works can be viewed by all kinds of people through these libraries. My art tells stories that everyone can relate to in their own way. I hope it encourages reading, storytelling, recycling, and creativity while promoting an earth friendly message".
Richard J. Hinger

"Though my work is serious in nature, with the infusion of color, texture, and content, it maintains a whimsical and seductive perspective on Western culture."

Richard J. Hinger


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New Exhibition 'TEN' almost completed!

     Most of my latest creative efforts have been in completing my exhibition ' TEN'.
'TEN' is a compilation of some of my strongest large scale sculptures, representing the original manifesto of  "Post Apocalyptic Visions" and telling the story of our wasteful and destructive nature as humans. Textural and alluring, each work stands on it's own, yet together form an installation showing a bleak future of life among discarded items and void of natural resources. My intent is to showcase my visionary works by creating a tableaux of an American Wasteland.
I am very excited about completing this series and share the works internationally. I have always felt strongly about my artistic vision and the message associated with it, knowing the message and vivid imagery speaks loudly together. Some of these works span the last twenty five years as a self taught artist and having them all together as an installation/tableaux will surely inspire more thought provoking  assemblage and sculpture.
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Found Art / " Poubellisme", Ready/Made

The term found art—more commonly found object (French: objet trouvĂ©) or readymade—describes art created from the undisguised, but often modified, use of objects that are not normally considered art, often because they already have a non-art function. Marcel Duchamp was the originator of this in the early 20th century.
Found art derives its identity as art from the designation placed upon it by the artist. The context into which it is placed (e.g. a gallery or museum) is usually also a highly relevant factor. The idea of dignifying commonplace objects in this way was originally a shocking challenge to the accepted distinction between what was considered art as opposed to not art. Although it may now be accepted in the art world as a viable practice, it continues to arouse questioning, as with the Tate Gallery's Turner Prize exhibition of Tracey Emin's My Bed, which consisted literally of her unmade and dishevelled bed. In this sense the artist gives the audience time and a stage to contemplate an object. Appreciation of found art in this way can prompt philosophical reflection in the observer.
Found art, however, has to have the artist's input, at the very least an idea about it, i.e. the artist's designation of the object as art, which is nearly always reinforced with a title. There is mostly also some degree of modification of the object, although not to the extent that it cannot be recognised. The modification may lead to it being designated a "modified", "interpreted" or "adapted" found object

The most prominent example of Duchamp's association with Dada was his submission of Fountain, a urinal, to the Society of Independent Artists exhibit in 1917. Artworks in the Independent Artists shows were not selected by jury, and all pieces submitted were displayed. However, the show committee insisted that Fountain was not art, and rejected it from the show. This caused an uproar amongst the Dadaists, and led Duchamp to resign from the board of the Independent Artists

Joseph Cornell Untitled (Dieppe) c. 1958,
 Museum of Modern Art, (New York City)


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Creative Process...

The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness. It is not like a drug; it is a particular state when everything happens very quickly, a mixture of consciousness and unconsciousness, of fear and pleasure; it’s a little like making love, the physical act of love.Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon so eloquently expressed the pure joy it is to create and all the elements necessary for it to happen. I also like to add using materials/objects that have a starting point of zero enhances the process.  It is a magical, almost Zen - like state of mind that I'm in when the objects, thoughts and Visions are forged into a work of art. It dosent always happen, nor can it be forced. 
The Atelier of Assemblage has been on fire lately with restored and new works being completed at a steady rate.
See Lehighton Letters at John F. Germany Public Library in Downtown Tampa. Feb. 14th - April 15th, 2011.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Abstract art is only painting. And what’s so dramatic about that? There is no abstract art. One must always begin with something. Afterwards one can remove all semblance of reality; there is no longer any danger as the idea of the object has left an indelible imprint. It is the object which aroused the artist, stimulated his ideas and set of his emotions. These ideas and emotions will be imprisoned in his work for good… …You cannot go against nature. She is stronger than the strongest of men. We can permit ourselves some liberties, but in details only.
Pablo Picasso

I just wanted to share some profound quotes from one of my favorite found/object artists and I appreciate how it relates to my vision as well. One must realize that when I began my journey as an artist I never had a clue what has been who?.....much less  why? That's why it's always refreshing to hear words and thoughts from these icons of art.
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